A bullet that probably brought killed Walter Flex, one of Germany's finest writers.
Adventurers love them, explorers devise them, and everyone uses them – maps.
The invention of printing igave rise to the cross-cultural flow of texts in Europe.
It was Marco Polo’s book of his travels that introduced Europeans to China and Central Asia.
In this blog the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin highlight a remarkable piece from its World War One collection: a satirical map of the nations of Europe as seen in 1914.