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Title: Die älteste Karte mit dem Namen Amerika aus dem Jahre 1507 und die Carta Marina aus dem Jahre 1516 des M. Waldseemüller (Ilacomilus) / The oldest map with the name America and the carta marina of the year 1516 by M. Waldseemüller (Ilacomus) / hrsg. von Jos Fischer und Fr. R. von Wieser.
Description: [Innsbruck, 1903] Reprint Amst., 1968. [3],55 pp. 27 double-page b./w. plates (numbered 1-20, 20a, 21-26), 2 synoptical tables of topographical names in Africa and America illustrating the relation of the two maps to several other maps before 1516 & several further reproductions illustrating the 41-page introduction in German with a parallel English translation. Rebound in modern hardcover (dark blue linen, gilt lettered on the spine). Folio. (Theatrum Orbis Terrarum).A reprint of the facsimile edition of 1903 containing the two monumental wall maps by Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1521), published in 1507 and 1516. Both are reproduced in ca. 1903 from the only surviving copies in the library of Wolfegg Castle in Württemberg. A single copy of the 1507 map survived, presently housed at the Library of Congress in Washington. The Waldseemüller map, Universalis Cosmographia, is a printed wall map of the world by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, originally published in April 1507. It is known as the first map to use the name America. Its main map, and his globe gores of the same date, depict the American continents in two pieces. These depictions differ from the small inset map in the top border, which shows the two American continents joined by an isthmus. The name America is placed on what is now called South America on the main map, this being the first map known to use this name. As explained in Cosmographiae Introductio, the name was bestowed in honor of the Italian Amerigo Vespucci. The map is drafted on a modification of Ptolemy's second projection, expanded to accommodate the Americas and the high latitudes. [Source: Wikipedia].

Keywords: Cartography Africa Atlas Cartografie Afrika Atlassen

Price: EUR 100.00 = appr. US$ 108.68 Seller: Antiquariaat A. Kok & Zn. B.V.(NVvA/ILAB)
- Book number: 190929