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APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci

APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci


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APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci

APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530. Heart-shaped map of the world, with small portraits of Amerigo Vespucci (upper left) and Ptolemy (upper right) by Peter Apian, 1530

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1530 Amerigo Cartouche Claudius Globe Heart Pieter Ptolemaic Ptolemy Vespucci World Apian


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This print showcases the remarkable "APIAN: WORLD MAP, 1530". Crafted by Peter Apian during the Renaissance period, this heart-shaped map of the world is a true masterpiece. The intricate details and artistic finesse are evident in every corner of this stunning creation. The focal point of the map lies within its heart shape, symbolizing love for exploration and discovery. Surrounding this central motif are small portraits of two influential figures - Amerigo Vespucci on the upper left and Ptolemy on the upper right. These individuals played pivotal roles in shaping our understanding of geography and navigation during that era. As you delve deeper into this artwork, you'll notice various elements that make it truly exceptional. From Claudius Ptolemy's influence on cartography to Pieter Apian's meticulous craftsmanship, every aspect reflects their dedication to accuracy and beauty. The inclusion of a river flowing through the heart further emphasizes humanity's connection with nature and exploration. This detail adds an element of movement and life to an otherwise static representation. Whether you're a history enthusiast or simply appreciate fine art, this print will undoubtedly captivate your imagination. It serves as a reminder of our ancestors' thirst for knowledge about our vast world while also showcasing their artistic prowess.

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