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  • Year: 1608
  • By: Magini, Giovanni Antonio; Quad, Matthias
  • Source: National Library of Latvia
  • Language: Latvian
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English Editorial:The map of Muscovite Empire includes also the territory of old Livonia and the North-eastern part of the Baltic Sea. The map depicts the end of the 16th century – the beginning of the 17th century cartographers’ notion of the Baltic Sea coastlines geographic view, which is of interest to us. Even though in the territory of present-day Latvia only a few place-names are noted (Riga, Venda, Dunemborg, Duina fluu., and Cureti pop.) and the coastline is significantly misrepresented, the map is testimony to the increasing geographical knowledge in Europe about our land. The map is included in M. Quad’s atlas published in Cologne in 1608. This map is a copy of G. A. Magini’s map of Moscowy, which was first published in the 1596 edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s Geography.

Latvian Editorial: Šajā Maskavijas kartē ietverta arī senās Livonijas teritorija un ZA daļa no Baltijas jūras, kas kartē uzrādīta kā Livonijas jūra. Karte interesanata ar ilustratīvo mežu un kalnu atveidojumu. Kaut gan mūsdienu Latvijas teritorijā ir atzīmēti tikai daži vietvārdi (Riga, Venda, Dunemborg, Duina fluu., Cureti pop.) un krastu līnija ir gaužām sagrozīta, tomēr tā ir liecinājums par ģeogrāfisko zināšanu attīstību Eiropā par mūsu zemi. Karte ietverta 1608.g. Ķelnē iznākušajā M. Kuada atlantā.