May 17, 2013
Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest maps and believed to be the first map to name America. They discussed the history and unanswered questions surrounding Waldseemuller’s maps, and also spoke about the collection of Renaissance globe-maker and mathematician Johannes Schoner, who was the original owner of Waldseemuller’s maps. This program was part of an event hosted by the Library of Congress and the John Carter Brown Library.
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- Warping Waldseemuller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps | Library of Congress
Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map | Library of Congress
- The World of Ptolemy and the Birth of the Cartographic Atlas
- How a 1507 German Map Became America’s Birth Certificate
- Exploring Waldseemuller’s World: Sources and Texts | Library of Congress
- Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map | Library of Congress
- Schöner Sammelband – Waldseemüller Maps – Exploring the Early Americas | Exhibitions – Library of Congress
- “Cosmographiae Introductio” by Martin Waldseemuller and Mathias Ringmann – Bookworm History
- El mapa Waldseemuller
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