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European bison. This woodcut, labelled in Latin, is from a 1600 edition of 'Rerum Moscoviticarum' (1549) by the German diplomat, geographer and historian Sigismund von Herberstein (1486-1566). This book was one of the earliest Western European sources of information on Russia.
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