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Rare early modern map Greece, Turkey, the Black Sea and Cyprus, from Solinus' Polyhistor, rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus. Huic ob argumenti similitudinem Pomponii Melae de situ orbis libros tres adiunximus.
This fine early map depicts the gateway between Europe and Asia, including southeastern Europe, western Turkey, and extending to the Sea of Azov.
Solinus was a third century Latin Scholar, who compiled a number of earlier ancient works in his Polyhistor, which contains a short description of the ancient world, with remarks on historical, social, religious and natural history questions. Much of the work is drawn from Pliny's work on Natural History and Pomponius Mela's work on Geography.
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