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Waldseemueller's Map

A detail from Martin Waldseemueller's 1507 map of the world honors explorer Amerigo Vespucci and for the first time depicts an ocean to the west of the New World.

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16th-Century Mapmaker's Intriguing Knowledge
Article | How was it that a German priest writing in Latin and living in a French city far from the coast became the first person to tell the world that a vast ocean lay to the west of the American continents?

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