Taddeo Crivelli

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Crivelli was a famous illuminator of manuscripts in Ferrara, Italy. While Crivelli and his workshop had many aristocratic and religious patrons, he moved to Bologna in 1471, where he lived and worked until his death. The maps in a famous Bologna edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’ are attributed to him. In 1480, he published a separate, beautiful world map.

Preview of Crivelli world map, with 11 Windheads around the outside of the map