05/07/2013 08:54 am ET Updated Jul 07, 2013

Google Maps 1493 A. D.: The Whole World In A Book At Ketterer Kunst Sale In Hamburg

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HAMBURG. - The first authentic views of German towns can be found here. In 1493, long before Google Maps, Hartmann Schedel created the first true-to-life illustrations of important cities such as Augsburg, Munich and Vienna in his "Liber chronicarum". The most richly illustrated incunable of all, containing a total of 1809 opulent woodcuts from the print shop of Pleydenwurff / Wohlge-muth, in which Albrecht Dürer was an apprentice, will be sold by Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 27/28 May.

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