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The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name

Author: Toby Lester
Publisher: London : Profile, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1901, Josef Fischer accidentally discovered the Waldseemuller Map of 1507 - the first map to depict the world largely as we know it. This book tells the story of the voyagers and thinkers who created this remarkable map and ushered in the New World.
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Named Person: Martin Waldseemüller; Martin Waldseemüller
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby Lester
ISBN: 9781861978035 1861978030
OCLC Number: 369143731
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 462 pages [8] pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), map (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Toby Lester.

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'What distinguishes civilized people from barbarians? It's the map of the world they have in their minds. A barbarian's map marks the spot of just a few things: herds of sheep to steal, convenience Read more...

 
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