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The Manuscript Copy Of Sfera In The Morgan Library, Dana Hart May 1029

The Manuscript Copy Of Sfera In The Morgan Library, Dana Hart

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This thesis explores the literary origins of the fifteenth century text Sfera, a rhyming Italian treatise by Gregorio Dati, and considers the patronage, creation, and function of the manuscript copy in the Morgan Library and Museum, focusing on the illustrated maps and cities.