About this book
Subtitled, "The Epic Story Of History's Greatest Map". The Waldseemuller Map of 1507 was the first to show the New World, and to suggest the existence of the Pacific. This explains how it was made, and its influence. *Also appeared in September Buyer's Notes*
"The Waldseemuller Map of 1507" introduced an astonishing collection of cartological firsts. It was the first map to show the New World as a separate continent, alongside Europe, Africa and Asia, and the first on which the word America appears. It was the first map to suggest the existence of the Pacific. This title charts the history of this map.