Waldseemuller's Map of America

Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest… read more

Panelists talked about a map made in 1507 by German mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller. It is considered one of the world’s rarest maps and believed to be the first map to name America. They discussed the history and unanswered questions surrounding Waldseemuller’s maps, and also spoke about the collection of Renaissance globe-maker and mathematician Johannes Schoner, who was the original owner of Waldseemuller’s maps. This program was part of an event hosted by the Library of Congress and the John Carter Brown Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Danforth, Susan Curator John Carter Brown Library->Maps and Prints
  • Hessler, John Senior Reference Librarian Library of Congress->Geography and Map Division
  • Parsons, David Board Member Brown University->John Carter Brown Library
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Waldseemuller's Map of America

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312810-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 6, 2013
Last Aired:
Jul 7, 2013

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  • Jul 06, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2013 | 12:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 07, 2013 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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