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Waldseemüller-Karte

Die LoC hat eine Schenkung erhalten, anlässlich derer es heisst: The collection includes a unique 1516 printed map, the Carta Marina, the first printed navigational chart of the entire world, prepared by cartographer and cosmographer Martin Waldseemller. The inclusion of this world treasure in the Kislak Collection allows that document to rejoin the Waldseemuller 1507 world map, the first map to name America, which the Library of Congress acquired in late May 2003. The two maps had been bound together in a portfolio in the 16th century, which was later acquired by the family of Prince Waldburg-Wolfegg and housed in their castle in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, until the Library’s purchase of the 1507 map last year.

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