German Researchers Find Lost 500-Year-Old Map Containing Earliest Reference to America

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Munich University Library Researchers recently discovered a 500-year-old map that contains one of the first recorded reference to America, which accidentally got bundled with unrelated documents on geometry several hundred years ago.  The map was created by the famous German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller who happened to play an important role …

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