Antonio Floriano

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An Italian painter, architect and cartographer. In 1545, Floriano was commissioned by the City Councillors of Udine to paint St. Mark and St. Hermacora, the Holy Virgin and Jesus Christ for their council chamber. In 1554, he was a member of the Council of the Commune, and the Church of Rualp of Carnia paid him for an altar-piece, sculptured and painted by him. The following year he produced his famous ‘bicycle-spoke’ map, with the world divided into the two hemispheres of 36 globe gores.

A preview of Floriano's “Bicycle Spoke” world map with ornate cartouche around the map