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Author Lester, Toby.

Title The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the Earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name / Toby Lester.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, 2009.


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Description xii, 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-435) and index.
Contents Part One: Old world: Matthew's maps -- Scourge of God -- The description of the world -- Through the ocean sea -- Seeing is believing -- Part Two: New world: Rediscovery -- Ptolemy the wise -- The Florentine perspective -- Terrae incognitae -- Into African climes -- The learned men -- Cape of storms -- Colombo -- The admiral -- Christ-bearer -- Amerigo -- Part Three: The whold world: Gymnasium -- World without end -- Afterword -- Epilogue: The way of the world -- Appendix: The Stevens-Brown map.
Summary A chronicle of the early sixteenth-century creation of the Waldseemüller map offers insight into how monks, classicists, merchants, and other contributors from earlier periods shaped the map's creation.
Subject America -- Maps -- History.
America -- Name.
Waldseemüller, Martin, 1470-1519.
World maps -- History.
Cartography -- History.
Voyages and travels -- History -- To 1500.
Discoveries in geography -- History -- To 1500.
Paris, Matthew, 1200-1259.
Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?
Travelers' writings, European.
ISBN 9781416535317
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