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Just in time for Independence Day, one of the first European maps to recognize the continental mass known today as North and South America was discovered tucked between the pages of an old geometry book in the Munich University Library. The map, which is over 500 years old, was created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller using data from Amerigo Vespucci’s voyages to “The New World” from 1501-1502, hence the designation “America”.

Just in time for Independence Day, one of the first European maps to recognize the continental mass known today as North and South America was discovered tucked between the pages of an old geometry book in the Munich University Library. The map, which is over 500 years old, was created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller using data from Amerigo Vespucci’s voyages to “The New World” from 1501-1502, hence the designation “America”.

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Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children.  A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.   The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls...  #libraryofsouls #missperegrine #bestseller #sciencefiction #fantasy #ransomriggs #books #reading #literature #novel #augsburg #münchen #munich

Library of Souls: The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children. A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom. The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls... #libraryofsouls #missperegrine #bestseller #sciencefiction #fantasy #ransomriggs #books #reading #literature #novel #augsburg #münchen #munich

500 year old map of America found hidden inside a book. It is one of the oldest maps of the New World ever found.

500 year old map of America found hidden inside a book. It is one of the oldest maps of the New World ever found.

This is one of the biggest libraries in the World with over 10 million boks.The Bavarian State law says that two copies of every book published in Bavaria has to be given foc to the library and the law is still effective today..

This is one of the biggest libraries in the World with over 10 million boks.The Bavarian State law says that two copies of every book published in Bavaria has to be given foc to the library and the law is still effective today..

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves: Henri's Walk to Paris and This is Munich  M. Sasek

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves: Henri's Walk to Paris and This is Munich M. Sasek

fifteenth-century monk living in southwest Germany tested ideas for the creation of illuminated manuscripts. The book, known as The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, is held by the Bavarian State Library in Munich.

fifteenth-century monk living in southwest Germany tested ideas for the creation of illuminated manuscripts. The book, known as The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, is held by the Bavarian State Library in Munich.

Initial S with animal head | Psalter | Germany, Franconia | ca. 1250 | The Morgan Library & Museum

Initial S with animal head | Psalter | Germany, Franconia | ca. 1250 | The Morgan Library & Museum

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