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Petrus Apianus (Peter Apian) and Gemma Frisius, 1584.
Cosmologist Frisius’s expanded edition of German humanist Peter Apian’s 1524 work — the Cosmographia — was a widely disseminated guide to the study of the cosmos. This 1584 edition features four revolving diagrams (volvelles), here reproduced as facsimiles, which enabled users to make practical calculations in navigation and astronomy. This volume represents the prevailing cosmographic understanding of Marlowe’s time.
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