Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world
The following message comes from John W. Hessler ...
If you were not one of the nearly 400 people who could attend last month's Waldseemuller Symposium at the Library of Congress or if you did and just wanted to watch it all again it is now available as a web/podcast on the Library of Congress' website.
All four sessions of 'Exploring Waldseemuller's World' are there for free download and viewing.
Session 1: Scholars and Scientists
Session 2: Exploring the Known and the Unknown
Session 3: Sources and Texts
Session 4: Changes and Revolutions
Hope you enjoy it...it is over ten hours long!!!!
John W. Hessler
Senior Cartographic Librarian
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Geography and Map Division
Library of Congress
With each step back in time, history becomes more
geographical, until, in the beginning, it is all geography.