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Historical Map of the World - 1509

Waldseemüller Globus

This early-16th century map by Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1521) is the only known copy of this particular world map, and contains an early appearance of the name “America.”

Waldseemüller was a German scholar and cartographer who, in 1507, published Cosmographiaie Introductio (Introduction to cosmography) in which he suggested that the New World be called “America.” In the same year, Waldseemüller and his colleagues in Saint Die, France, compiled the first map of the world showing the western hemisphere as a distinct continent and applying to it the name America. This map was made some time around 1509.

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1W-WO-1509-S 24" x 17.5" 2 lbs $29.95 add to basket
1W-WO-1509-M 36" x 26" 2 lbs $44.95 add to basket
1W-WO-1509-L 42" x 30.5" 4 lbs $59.95 add to basket
1W-WO-1509-XL 58" x 42" 4 lbs $79.95 add to basket
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All reproduction prints are printed as "museum quality", using advanced ink formulas and durable museum quality paper.  The reproduction prints reflect the state of repair of the original conserved document. Stains and imperfections reflected in the original map at the time it was collected for conservation are left un-retouched, as they reflect the character and charm of the vintage original. Some major imperfections, such as dark fold lines have been removed when possible.  Maps are printed as ordered and are not returnable unless received damaged.