Waldseemuller’s Map of America – John Hessler | C-SPAN.org

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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