Cosmographiae Introductio con los segmentos del globo de Waldseemüller

Cosmographiae Introductio con los segmentos del globo de Waldseemüller


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The Cosmographiae Introductio of Martin Waldseemuller in Facsimile. Followed by the Four Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci, with Their Translation into English; to which Are Added Waldseemuller’s Two World Maps on 1507, with an Introduction by Prof. Joseph Fischer . and Prof. Franz von Wieser

United States Catholic Historical Society, New York 1907 – Small Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, 1907. . Fold-out maps. vii + 151pp + ciii facsimile. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Slight silverfish damage to front of cover. Previous owner’s plate on front pastedown and stamp on free endpaper. Binding strong and pages clean. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the naming of America the United State Catholic Historical Society published this book containing: a facsimile of the 1507 edition of the Cosmographiae Introductio in Latin (which includes the Four Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci translated into Latin); the two works mentioned above translated into English; a 14×26″ fold-out facsimile of the Universalis Cosmographia, which was the first map to show the American continent as separate from Asia and to use the word “America”; a facsimile of the Waldseemuller globe; and an introduction written by the scholars who in 1901 discovered the only extant copy of the Universalis Cosmographia from which the facsimile is made. Also includes a photographic plate frontispiece of the Cathedral of St. Die where Waldseemuller did his cartography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]