Waldseemüller, Martin


Waldseemüller, Martin

▪ German cartographer
Waldseemüller also spelled  Waltzemüller, or Walzenmüller,  Greek  Hylacomylus, or Ilacomilus 
born c. 1470, Radolfzell, Württemberg [Germany]
died 1518–21?, Saint-Dié, Lorraine [now in France]

      German cartographer who in 1507 published the first map with the name America for the New World.

      Educated at Freiburg im Breisgau, Waldseemüller moved to Saint-Dié, where in 1507 he published 1,000 copies of a woodcut world map, made with 12 blocks and compiled from the tradition of Ptolemy and the voyages of Amerigo Vespucci; (Vespucci, Amerigo) he named the New World in Vespucci's honour. A later Carta marina (1516) was drawn in chart style.

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