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This item was published in Amsterdam, 1660  size is 16.1. x .22.0 inches. (or 41.0. x .55.8 cm.)    Repair of split lower part center fold, hardly notable. In France (Bretagne) a brown spot washed out with some loss of upper surface, carefully re-drawn. German text on verso.
On either side columns depicting the manner of dress in the major countries of Europe, surmounted by nine city views and plans. For European mapmakers their own continent contained few mysteries or secrets by the seventeenth century. However, the mythical island of Frisland still appears between Iceland and Greenland. The map is decorated with ships and a sea monster on the sea, bears on northern Russia, and lions on North Africa.  

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