Library of Congress Launches New Site About Martin Waldseemüller

The Library of Congress has launched a new site about Martin Waldseemüller. “The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress and the Galileo Museum in Florence, Italy, today unveiled a multi-media interactive website that celebrates the life and times of 16th-century cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who created the 1507 World Map, which is the first document to use the name ‘America,’ represent the Pacific Ocean and depict a separate and full Western Hemisphere.”

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