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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Waldseemuller, Martin

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Catholic geographer. Born 1475; died 1522. Drew up the first modern atlas of the world, a Latinized edition of Ptolemy's geography with 20 additional maps, used the name America in his world map (1507), and made a translation in Latin of the voyages of Amerigo Vespucci.

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Entry for 'Waldseemuller, Martin'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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