World Map (1507)
Published in 1507 and composed of 12 individual sheets, Martin Waldseemüller's world map is the first known to bear the name, "America" in describing the New World.
Map Courtesy Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division
person who makes maps.
person who studies places and the relationships between people and their environments.
large area of land.
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface.
person who charts a course or path.
area of the Earth west of the prime meridian and east of the International Date Line.