Sunday, April 27, 2008

World Map 16th Century

Description: Waldseemüller map from 1507. The carthographers Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann from southern Germany collected map data over several years, including about the most recent discoveries, to realize this world map. They incorporated the first time in history the name America on a map.

(Highest res.: jpg, 29700 x 16500 pixel, 72 dpi, file size: 97,9 MB)