William Cuningham

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Title page, The Cosmographical Glasse, 1559
Detail from The Cosmographical Glasse, 1559

William Cuningham was a physician who practised at Norwich about 1559, when he published his work called 'The Cosmographical Glasse,' which contained many woodcuts, as well as a bird's-eye map of Norwich, the whole engraved by himself.


  • 1558: A New Almanacke and Prognostication (new edition 1565)[1]
  • 1559: The Cosmographical Glasse, conteinyng the Pleasant Principles of Cosmographie, Geographie, Hydrographie or Navigation
  • 1560: An Invective Epistle in Defense of Astrologers


  1. ^ Livingstone, David N. (1993). The geographical tradition: episodes in the history of a contested enterprise. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-631-18586-4. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 

This article incorporates text from the article "CUNINGHAM, William" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.