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  • Kristin N

    One of the first European maps to recognize the continental mass known today as North and South America was discovered tucked between the pages of an old geometry book in the Munich University Library. The map, which is over 500 years old, was created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller using data from Amerigo Vespucci’s voyages to “The New World” from 1501-1502, hence the designation “America”.

  • Julie Moffitt

    old school - 500 year old map of the world (Wertvolle Waldseemüller-Karte entdeckt)

  • Cathie H

    "Rare Map Related to America‘s 'Birth Certificate' Discovered in Munich University Library ScienceDaily (July 3, 2012) — The American continent was "christened" by the cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. A previously unknown variant of the famous world map from the mapmaker's workshop has unexpectedly turned up in the collections in the University Library in Munich..."

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