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The book discusses the knowledge and popularity of geographical issues among the intellectual elites in the fifteenth-century Poland. This groundbreaking century, the Age of Discovery, also brought forth development of the revolutionary invention of Johannes Gutenberg – the mechanical movable type printing. Focusing on the mutual influences of these both factors, the author analyses the representation of the incunabula editions of the texts indirectly or directly referring to the knowledge on the Earth, preserved in the Polish book collections.
Keywords: incunabula, history of geography, historical bibliology, late Middle Ages.
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