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TITLE: Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown
EVENT DATE: 2009/05/14
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 116 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography.
This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown," begins a more focused examination of Waldseemuller's world by attempting to place the 1507 World Map within the context of exploration and the discovery of the new lands in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.