Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Chet Van Duzer has published extensively on medieval and Renaissance maps in journals such as Imago Mundi, Terrae Incognitae and Word & Image. He is also the author of “Johann Schöner’s Globe of 1515: Transcription and Study,” the first detailed analysis of one of the earliest surviving terrestrial globes that includes the New World; and (with John Hessler) “Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps.” His current book project is the commentary for a facsimile of the 1550 manuscript world map by Pierre Desceliers, which will be published by the British Library. Van Duzer’s new book is “Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: 1502, the Claiming of a New World” (Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress). Van Duzer will appear with his co-authors, John W. Hessler and Daniel De Simone, in the Library of Congress pavilion.

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Chet Van Duzer