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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

Publ Info New York : Free Press, 2009
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  E18.75 .L47 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-435) and index
Contents Awakening -- Old World. Matthew's maps ; Scourge of God ; The description of the world ; through the Ocean Sea ; Seeing is believing -- 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 -- The whole world. Gymnasium ; World without end ; Afterworld -- The way of the world -- Appendix. The Stevens-Brown map
Note 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
LC 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
1416535314