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La sfera
Italy, probably Florence, second half of 15th century
MS M.721 fol. 14v

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Diagram showing sun (personified) labeled SOLE, day and night on earth labeled DI and NOCE, and crescent moon.Diagram of zones on earth labeled from left to right FRODA ZONA, TEMPERATA ZONA, TORRIDA ZONA, TEMPERATA ZONA, and FRODA ZONA, in upper right margin.
Diagram of four winds personified as faces labeled PLAGA ORIE(N)TALE, PLAGA SETTANTRONALE, PLAGA MERIDIONALE, and PLAGA OCCIDE(N)TALE, in center of right margin.
Wheel diagram with names of winds, in lower right margin.

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