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[Hemispheres] Ortelius/Frisius, Figuras de las dos especies de mappas generales. Antwerp, circa 1612. 4 x 8 on folio leaf. Colored. VG save marginal tide mark. In-text map apparently from Michel Coignet's Introductio Mathematica found in the introduction to later editions of Ortelius' atlas. $250.00

Two maps on one sheet illustrating ways to represent the world on paper. Shows "Hemispherium Claudii Ptolemei;" a polar projection which, despite being attributed to Ptolemy, shows parts of the Americas. The second diagram depicts the eastern hemisphere according to Gemma Frisius and the Arab scholar Arzahelis. Spanish text.

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