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University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 60 - Cosmographia (Video Orientation)

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7-2014

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 60 - Cosmographia, by Pomponius Mela.

Geographical work describing the populated areas of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia as known to the historian and geographer Strabo. Many leaves of the manuscript are palimpsests, the parchment having been formerly used for legal documents and washed for re-use. The earlier texts are occasionally faintly visible running perpendicular to the Mela text.

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History | Medieval Studies | Other Arts and Humanities

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University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 60 - Cosmographia (Video Orientation)

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