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Martin Waldseemuller: Orbis Typus Universalis

Map: WLD4278
 
Cartographer: Martin Waldseemuller
Title: Orbis Typus Universalis
Date: 1520
Published: Strasbourg
Width: 23 inches / 59 cm
Height: 17 inches / 44 cm
Map ref: WLD4278
Description:
A magnificent woodblock map of the "modern world" by the man who named America! This map is commonly known as "The Admiral's Map" as Waldseemuller attributes the information on the New World to Christopher Columbus, who was given the title "Admiral of the Ocean Sea" after returning from the New World. Waldseemuller has removed the name "America" from this map after belatedly realising that he had named the continent after the wrong man. Framed. [Shirley "The Mapping of the World" 35] [WLD4278]