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Miechowita, Maciej
Tractatus de Duabus Sarmatiis Asiana et Europiana et de contentis in eis
Kraków: [Sigmund Grim, Marx Wirsung], 1518. Second edition. In later paper. Title in figural woodcut border. Woodcut initials throughout. Title page slightly over-trimmed with a little effect to the woodcut border. Some leaves are artistically restored at the gutter. A brown stain to the lower margin of A6, with no effect on the text. Water stain to the gutter of the final quire, and a small stain to the margins of the last two leaves with no effect on the text. Overall a firm copy in very good condition.. Second edition. In later paper. Title in figural woodcut border. Woodcut initials throughout. (58) p.; a6, b-g3 [last blank not present]. The first accurate geographical historical and ethnographical description of Eastern Europe. Miechowa's work provides the first systematic description of the lands between the Vistula, the Don and the Caspian Sea, Russia, Ukraine, and Tartaria, or Ptolemy's Sarmatia Asiatica and Sarmatia Europea. Tractatus is also the source of the earliest authoritative information about the Rus' people and the Cossacks. The Tractatus is dedicated to Stanislav I Thurzo, bishop of the Bohemian town Olomouc, and divided into two books of which the first and longer is concerned with "Sarmatia Asiana". It gives definition and description of the different Western Asian peoples and their territorial expansions, which includes the Goths, Alans, Vandals, Swabians, Hungarians and the Tartars among them the Cossacks and Nogais people. The second book centers on "Sarmatia Europiana" and describes the parts of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuani … [Click Below for Full Description]
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