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1507 world map, the first to call the New World "America." The cartographer began his career, Van Duzer said, by basing his maps on those of the Alexandrine geographer Claudius Ptolemy from the second century A.D. These maps were based on geographic descriptions in books, rather than direct maritime knowledge. But in making the Carta marina, printed just nine years later, Waldseemüller abandoned his older sources in favor of contemporary nautical charts, maps of maritime regions and…

1507 world map, the first to call the New World "America." The cartographer began his career, Van Duzer said, by basing his maps on those of the Alexandrine geographer Claudius Ptolemy from the second century A.D. These maps were based on geographic descriptions in books, rather than direct maritime knowledge. But in making the Carta marina, printed just nine years later, Waldseemüller abandoned his older sources in favor of contemporary nautical charts, maps of maritime regions and…

Jode, Gerard de, d. 1591  Hemispheriu ab aequinoctiali linea... [Antwerp, 1593.]

Jode, Gerard de, d. 1591 Hemispheriu ab aequinoctiali linea... [Antwerp, 1593.]

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