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Waldseemüller's Map: World 1507

is a lesson designed around one of the world's most important maps. The first to use the name "America," this map resulted from an effort to document geographic discoveries of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Students investigate sections of the map and consider what this new world may have meant to people in 1507. (Library of Congress)

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Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map grew out of an ambitious project in St. Dié, near Strasbourg, France, during the first decade of the sixteenth century, to document and update new geographic knowledge derived from the discoveries of the late fifteenth and the first years of the sixteenth centuries.
Image of first document known to name America.

1507 world map

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