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Universalis Cosmographia ~ Year 1507


The Universalis Cosmographia (“Universal Cosmography”) is a German wall map of the world originally published in the year 1507. It is known as the first map to use the name “America”.  The map is drafted on a modification of Ptolemy’s second projection, expanded to accommodate the Americas and the high latitudes. Of the original only a single copy of the map survives, presently housed at the Library of Congress in Washington.

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