The Map that Named America: Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 World Map
This brief overview of the history of Martin Waldseemüller's 1507 map and its acquisition by the Library of Congress is presented as a complement to John Hessler's article, "Warping Waldseemüller: A Cartometric Study of the Coast of South America as Portrayed on the 1507 World Map" (Coordinates, Series A, No. 4). A high-resolution image of the Waldseemüller map can be found at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3200.ct000725C.
Hebert, John R. (2005). The Map that Named America: Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 World Map. ALA Map and Geography Round Table. Available electronically from