[WALDSEEMULLER, M.], Fischer, Jos., 1903
Lot 3
NAMING AMERICA—WALDSEEMULLER, MARTIN. FISHER, JOSEPH, AND R. VON WEISER, eds. The Oldest map with the name America of the year 1507, and the carta Marina of the year 1516. Innsbruck: 1903.
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NAMING AMERICA—WALDSEEMULLER, MARTIN.
FISHER, JOSEPH, AND R. VON WEISER, eds. The Oldest map with the name America of the year 1507, and the carta Marina of the year 1516. Innsbruck: 1903.
Folio. Title and text in English and German, dedication to Fursten Franz von Waldburg, 55pp text and analysis, Double-page map of the 1507 world map, and 12 double-page sheets in facsimile actual size, double page map of the Carta Marina 1516, 12 double-page sheets in facsimile, actual size. Original green cloth, later black morocco spine and corners.

The first facsimile of the 1507 Waldseemueller map of the world, and the 1516 Carta Marina, published just 2 years after their discovery by Professor Fischer in Castle Wolfegg in Germany. These two maps, the greatest printed maps extant, are only known in these copies, and were in the possession of Johann Schoener, the globe maker. He used Waldseemueller information for his globes and on the copy of the Carta Marina, he added a ruled grid to enable him to transfer the geographical information to a globe gore. The original maps are now in the Library of Congress.
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