Mapping the Elusive Southern Sky

Library of Congress – Feb 13, 2017

Dava Sobel discusses the early history of celestial cartography in the annual Jay I. Kislak Lecture in the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas at the Library of Congress. Third of four sessions of a two-day conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Waldseemüller’s Carta Marina and focusing on some of the most mysterious maps of the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Speaker Biography: Dava Sobel is author of “Longitude” and “Galileo’s Daughter.”

For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feat…

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