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Library
Location type: Library
Location address: Österreich, Wien, Wenen
Number of texts: 3
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A copy of the famous Roman travel map Tabula Peutingeriana dating from the 3rd to 4th centuries can be seen in the Austrian National Library. The map was produced by a monk of Colmar. The map ended up in the hands of the humanist Konrad Peutinger from Augsburg from which it has got its name. René Voorburg created a planner based on this map. The planner allows you to calculate routes based on data from the map (see More info).

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Linked themes: Geography
Linked groups: Guide for mappers

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Made by Dromos | Reference Roger Blondeau, 1993, Mercator van Rupelmonde

Gerardus Mercator worked together with Gemma Frisius and Van der Heyden to create a new terrestrial globe in 1536. This was intended for the counselor of the emperor Charles V, Maximilian Transsylvanus. This globe can be seen in the National Library Oesterreichse. The globe has a diameter of 37cm.

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Linked groups: Guide for mappers, Gerardus Mercator

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Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

The Austrian National Library (German: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, abbreviated ÖNB) is the largest library in Austria, with 7.4 million items in its various collections. The library is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Since 2005, some of the collections have been relocated within the baroque structure of the Palais Mollard-Clary. Founded by the Habsburgs, the library was originally called the Hof-Bibliothek (“Imperial Library”); the change to the current name occurred in 1920. The library complex includes four museums, as well as multiple special collections and archives.

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