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We are pleased to announce the online exhibition
History and Culture of Western Europe in the Manuscripts of the 5th to 19th Centuries. The exhibition features handwritten books and documents, including letters of kings and the church hierarchy, legal documents, correspondence of the great figures of science and culture.
The National Library of Russia also presents the exhibition
Imaginary Lands on Maps that demonstrates items from collections of our library. Quivira, Eldorado, Hyperborea - these names of mythical lands are familiar to everyone. However, few people know that genuine maps exist, where you can find these intriguing names...
The presented maps illustrate a number of geographical errors of cartographers from different times.