Film, Video Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map
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- Library of Congress Officially Received 1507 Waldseemuller World Map
- The 1507 world map by Martin Waldseemuller is often called "America's Birth Certificate," because it is the first document on which the name "America" appears. German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially transferred the map to the Library of Congress in April 2007. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer accepted the map on behalf of the U.S. government, and Merkel, Hoyer and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington delivered remarks at the ceremony. The Library of Congress had purchased the map for $10 million in 2003.
- Library of Congress
- Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division, sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-04-30.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Government, Law
- - Immigration, American Expansion
- - Maps
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
- - Classification: History: America.
- - James H. Billington, Steny Hoyer, Angela Merkel.
- - Recorded on 2007-04-30.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Geography And Map Division. Library of Congress Officially ReceivedWaldseemuller World Map. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687830/.
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Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Geography And Map Division, S. B. (2007) Library of Congress Officially ReceivedWaldseemuller World Map. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687830/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Geography And Map Division. Library of Congress Officially ReceivedWaldseemuller World Map. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -04-30, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687830/>.