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Interesting early map of the Black Forest and headwaters of the Danube, which appeared in the 1538 edition of Solinus' Polyhistor, rerum toto orbe memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus. Huic ob argumenti similitudinem Pomponii Melae de situ orbis libros tres adiunximus.

Solinus was a thid century Latin Scholar, who compiled a number of earlier ancient works in his Polyhistor, which ontains 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.