Among the prized collections in the Library of Congress are two enormous maps, one dated 1507 and the other 1516, that dared to show the world in ways it had never been seen before. On the 1507 map were an ocean that hardly anyone knew and a huge island that no one — including Columbus — had ever placed correctly. And a name for that island, never seen on any map before: America. That was just the start of the radical re-visioning of the world on these rarest of artifacts, both lost for almost 400 years, each surviving in just a single copy.
For map lovers, history buffs, and thoughtful observers of the shifts that propel knowledge forward, here is a singular treasure, told by two leading authorities and replete with ancient images. Our book features the largest-ever authorized reproductions of these priceless maps, both in bound single sheets and pocketed foldout composites.
- Publisher : Levenger; First Edition (January 1, 2012)
- ISBN-10 : 192915447X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1929154470
- Item Weight : 3.75 pounds
- Waldseemuller’s Map of America – John Hessler | C-SPAN.org
- 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 CongressThe World of Ptolemy and the Birth of the Cartographic Atlas
as well as:
- 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
- OLDEST MAP depicting America!!! 5 Feet Tall!
- Book TV: Toby Lester – The Fourth Part of the World
- Africa & World Historical Cartography: Old Maps, New Technologies, New Questions & New Research Communities
- Early Days in African Historical Cartography ~ From the Portolan Charts to Printed Maps: Imagining and Imaging Africa in the Atlantic System