Francesco Berlinghieri

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A Florentine humanist and contemporary of Lorenzo de' Medici. Berlinghieri is best known for his vernacular (contemporary Italian) version of Ptolemy's ‘Geographia’, the first edition to contain a translation into a modern language. His 'Geographia’ also included mythological, geographical and cartographical elements from various ancient and contemporary sources. Four so-called "modern maps" were added to the 27 Ptolemaic maps, all likely engraved by early map-seller Francesco Rosselli.

Berlinghieri's Ptolemaic world map with vibrant hand-drawn colour, featuring 12 Windheads around the outside of the map