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Hellwig's map of Silesia, year 1561

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NameHellwig's map of Silesia, year 1561
Commercial code632784
Export unitSilesia
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Product descriptionThe map captures a territory of Silesia, Glatz, most of the Upper and Lower Lusatia and the adjacent border region, it is dated to 1561. Martin Helwig is an author. It is oriented to the south. 327 settlements, hydrography, vegetation and relief is shown on the map. German terminology is used, descriptions are in Latin and German. It was a model for Fabricius map of Moravia. It has a rich heraldic decoration. It includes the oldest known record of the legendary Krakonoš. It was very instructive, it should serve also for the educational purposes.
Update cycle - update state It is not a subject of update, it is a preserved map copy.
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Contact - product informationCzech Office for Surveying, Mapping and Cadastre , Phone: +420 284 043 533 , e-mail:
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