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Title

  • Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii alioru[m]que lustrationes.

Other Title

  • Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorū que lustrationes

Summary

  • "Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 world map was the first map to depict a separate Western hemisphere with the Pacific as a separate ocean. The map grew out of an ambitious project in Saint-Dié, Lorraine (in present-day France), during the early 1500s, to document and update new geographic knowledge derived from the Portuguese and Spanish explorations of the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Waldseemüller's map was the most exciting product of that research effort. It drew upon data gathered during Amerigo Vespucci's 1501-02 voyages to the New World. In recognition of Vespucci's understanding that a new continent had been discovered, Waldseemüller christened the new lands "America." This is the only known surviving copy of the first edition of the map, of which it is believed 1,000 copies were printed. By showing the newly-found American land mass, the map represented a huge leap forward in knowledge - one that forever changed the European understanding of a world previously divided into just three parts: Europe, Asia, and Africa." World Digital Library.

Names

  • Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1519.

Created / Published

  • [Strasbourg, France? : s.n., 1507]

Headings

  • -  Earth

Genre

  • Early maps
  • World maps

Notes

  • -  All sheets bear a watermark of a triple pointed crown.
  • -  First document known to name America.
  • -  Includes text and ill.
  • -  LC digital image is a composite map from the twelve separate sheets.
  • -  Printed surrogate in vault available for reference.
  • -  Red ink grid on 2 sheets. Text applied over blank areas on 2 sheets. Manuscript annotations in the margin of 1 sheet.
  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Two stamps on verso of upper left hand sheet: Fürstl. Waldburg Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett -- Furstl. Waldbg. Wolf. Bibliothek.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Originally bound with Waldseemüller's 1516 Carta marina in the Schöner Sammelband.
  • -  Exhibited: Rivers, edens, empires: Lewis & Clark and the revealing of America, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., July 24-Nov. 29, 2003.

Medium

  • 1 map on 12 sheets ; 128 x 233 cm., sheets 46 x 63 cm. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3200 1507 .W3

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2003626426

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Waldseemüller, Martin. Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorumque lustrationes. [Strasbourg, France?: s.n, 1507] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003626426/.

APA citation style:

Waldseemüller, M. (1507) Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorumque lustrationes. [Strasbourg, France?: s.n] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003626426/.

MLA citation style:

Waldseemüller, Martin. Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorumque lustrationes. [Strasbourg, France?: s.n, 1507] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003626426/>.