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Reference Map of France, ca. 1610 (fig. 48.1), Volume 3, Cartography in the European Renaissance.

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Your gifts will help us complete the series by publishing Volume FiveCartography in the Nineteenth CenturyOur goal is to prepare the volume as efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality. Donations support expenses related to editorial preparation.
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