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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


Waldseemüller
Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Martin Waldseemüller,
Cosmographiae introductio cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae principiis ad eam rem necessariis.

St. Dié: Walter Ludd, 1507.

Few books were as influential in the history of Europe's conceptualization of the New World as Waldseemüller's small quarto volume, published in a village in Lorraine. The volume comprises three related works, the longest of which is the voyages of Amerigo Vespucci. Waldseemüller also published a world map incorporating Spanish and Portuguese discoveries, which he had printed in large sheets and sold separately.

Other pages from this edition
America colophon
"America" Colophon

New World Lands in Print

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