Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Cynthia Hahn

Second Advisor

Wen-shing Chou

Academic Program Adviser

Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis explores the literary origins of the fifteenth century text Sfera, a rhyming Italian treatise by Gregorio Dati, and considers the patronage, creation, and function of the manuscript copy in the Morgan Library and Museum, focusing on the illustrated maps and cities.



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