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 maps and believed to be… read more

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 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

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

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Program ID:
312810-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 06, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 07, 2013 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • 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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