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 Microcosmus; Mikrocosmos; Cosmographie in Four Books
(3,214 words)


Peter Heylyn

Date: Microcosmus, 1621; Mikrokosmos, 1625; Cosmographie, 1652

Original Language: English


Heylyn’s compendium of historical geography was popular and earned several reprintings throughout the 17th century. It first appeared in 1621 under the title Microcosmus, or A little description of the great world a treatise historicall, geographicall, politicall, theologicall. This was a quarto edition of 417 pages. An expanded quarto edition of 814 pages a…

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Thorley, David A., “ Microcosmus; Mikrocosmos; Cosmographie in Four Books”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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