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The Nature and Genesis of the Peutinger Map
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The Nature and Genesis of the Peutinger Map

Author: Benet Salway
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Imago Mundi: The International Journal for the History of Cartography, 57, no. 2 (2005): 119-135
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: Benet Salway
ISSN:0308-5694
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 365935559
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