About two years ago Special Collections & Rare Books at the University of Missouri Ellis Library acquired a dozen ancient Russian maps. The beauty of the maps, interesting biographies of their makers and fascinating stories of travelers to this land, still exotic in the 16th century, were behind our department's desire to share it with the wider audience and exhibit this maps and some travel books from our collections.

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