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La sfera
Italy, probably Florence, second half of 15th century
MS M.721 fol. 2r

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Diagrams in right margin:
Upper diagram inscribed with zones of earth: FRODA ZONA, TEMPERATA ZONA and TORRIDA ZONA
Lower diagram is labeled TERRA, with equator (equinoctial circle) labelled CIRCULO EQUINOCIALE.
Each diagram inscribed with orientations: ORIENTE, TRAMONTANA, MEZO DI, and OCCIDENTE.

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