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Conservation of Waldseemüller's Map

Interactive Exhibit: Documenting New Knowledge Heavens and Earth

Interactive Exhibit: Waldseemüller Maps

Kislak collections feature a wide array of historic maps dating from the 16th to the 19th century. These maps reveal the progress of cartographic knowledge and document the new geographic discoveries of explorers and their royal patrons. Despite early misconceptions of geography, historic maps are fascinating and often handsome works of art.
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Martin Waldseemüller's Carta Marina small

Martin Waldseemüller
(b. 147?-1518)
Carta Marina Navigatoria Portugallen Navigationes Atque Tocius Cogniti Orbis Terre Maris…
(Carta Marina: a Portuguese Navigational Sea-chart of the known Earth and Oceans …)
133.5 x 248 cm

Waldseemüller Carta Marina Florida page
Martin Waldseemüller
(b. 147?-1518)
Carta Marina Navigatoria Portugallen Navigationes Atque Tocius Cogniti Orbis Terre Maris…
(Carta Marina: a Portuguese Navigational Sea-chart of the known Earth and Oceans …)
Page showing Florida
 


Additional Research
by John Hessler:

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Also, click here to visit John Hessler's blog site for these and more articles.

Analysis of Hyperspectral Images

Finding Schöner's Gores

Sailing South With Ringmann

Reading Schöner's Lines Problems of Longitude in the Tabulae Resolutae

Translation of Large Text Block on Sheet 9 of 1516 Carta Marina

The Schöner Sammelbund

Warping Waldseemüller

Who Printed the Waldseemüller Maps

Book by John Hessler:
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The Naming of America
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Order John Hessler's
The Naming of America

Book by Chet Van Duzer:
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Johann Schoener's
Globe of 1515

   

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