National Geographic : 1932 Dec
THE FAMOUS WALDSEEMULLER WORLD MAP OF 1507, REPUTED THE FIRST TO CARRY THE NAME "AMERICA" In December, 19o01, geographic circles were startled by news that the long-missing Waldseemiiller map,described inthe "Cosmographiae Introductio" of 1507, had been found. A Jesuit teacher of geography came accidentally upon this long-lost and enormouslyvaluable map inthelibrary ofWolfegg Castle, in Wiirttemberg. It is printed from a wood engraving and made in 12 sections, which, when fitted correctlytogether, form acomplete world map meas uring 8 feet by 4 feet 6 inches. An arrow, set in the lower left, points to the name "America," applied to the strange-shaped land conceived in1507 asour Western World.