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Unusual decorative map of the Ancient World, filled with allegorical representations of historical events. The margins include 217 historical annotations, the lat of which occurred in 1733. Marvelous set of vignettes in the map includes a number of events, including many events in European, Asian and African history which post-date the bible. An island named Tules Atlantis Ysland appears in the North Atlantic. Matching the 217 historical events in the margins to the vignettes (which are keyed by number) is certain to provide hours of entertainment and a marvelous look at history's most important events, through the eyes of Desing, a famous 18th Century professor, then working at the University in Saltzberg. Gorgeous wash color. Models of the solar system and the modern world at the bottom. A visual and historical delight.