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The Fourth Part of the World

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New World detail from the Waldsseemüller world map of 1507, including the first use of the name America.
Courtesy of the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.
New World detail from the Waldsseemüller world map of 1507, including the first use of the name America.
The monstrous races. From Sebastian Münster, Cosmographiae uniuersalis (1553).
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.
The monstrous races. From Sebastian Münster, Cosmographiae uniuersalis (1553).
The medieval Christian cosmos, from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremburg Chronicle (1492).
Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books.
The medieval Christian cosmos, from Hartmann Schedel's Nuremburg Chronicle (1492).
World map, Claudius Ptolemy (1482).
Courtesy of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.
World map, Claudius Ptolemy (1482).
The three-part world of the Middle Ages, by Simon Marmion, from Jean Mansel, La Fleur des Histoires (1460).
Bruxelles, Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique. Via Wikimedia Commons.
The three-part world of the Middle Ages, by Simon Marmion, from Jean Mansel, La Fleur des Histoires (1460).
The Waldsseemüller world map of 1507.
Courtesy of the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress.
The Waldsseemüller world map of 1507.

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