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Image: Map: The World of Volpellio (“Typo de la carta Cosmographia de Gaspar Volpellio Medeburgense[?]”)

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Map: The World of Volpellio (“Typo de la carta Cosmographia de Gaspar Volpellio Medeburgense[?]”)

ca. 1520-1540 (modern restrike)
16th century


Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut
Print impression quality: From worn block
Edition: Modern restrike
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1947
Accession Number: 1947.D1.166

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  • maps - Documents depicting in graphic or photogrammetric form, normally to scale and usually on a flat medium, a selection of material or abstract features on or in relation to the surface of the earth or of a heavenly body, and generally emphasizing arterial or regional relationships. For similar representations on a horizontal plane but for depicting smaller-scale objects and spaces, use "plans (drawings)." ICA [November 1992 descriptor moved. April 1991 scope note changed.]
  • restrikes - Impressions made from a printing surface or a die after the original edition or issue has been completed; refers especially to prints and to coins. [December 1992 descriptor added.]

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