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The naming of America : Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map and the Cosmographiae introductio

Author: Martin Waldseemüller; John W Hessler; Library of Congress.
Publisher: London, UK : GILES, ©2008.
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Published by the Library of Congress in association with London-based fine-art publisher D. Giles Limited, "The Naming of America" tells the story behind the map's creation in 16th-century France and rediscovery more than 300 years later in the library of Wolfegg Castle in Germany. Of the 1,000 originally printed, it is the only known copy to survive. Produced in 12 sheets, the 1507 map represents the continents of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Maps
Early works to 1800
Early accounts to 1600
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1521?
Naming of America.
London, UK : GILES, c2008
(OCoLC)654608452
Named Person: Martin Waldseemüller; Amerigo Vespucci; Martin Waldseemüller; Martin Waldseemüller; Amerigo Vespucci
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Waldseemüller; John W Hessler; Library of Congress.
ISBN: 9781904832492 1904832490 40015327650 1532765002 9781532765001
OCLC Number: 180079856
Notes: Published in association with the Library of Congress.
Description: 121 p. : ill., maps ; 20 x 24 cm.
Contents: Contents of the book include an Introductory Essay; Waldseemuller's World Map and Globe: A New View of the World; Notes and References; Translation of the Cosmographiae Introductio; Appendix; Translators Notes and References, and Further Reading.
Other Titles: Cosmographiae introductio.
Responsibility: featuring a new translation and commentary by John W. Hessler.
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