24 July 2012

New newsletter!

The latest issue of the SHD newsletter Terrae Cognitae has been published here.  You'll find abstracts for the upcoming meeting in Pasadena, and other member news.  Happy reading!

09 July 2012

A new copy of a 1507 Waldseemüller "America" map

A new version of the small globe gores by Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann from 1507, which gave the name "America" to the South American continent, was recently discovered in Munich.
For more on this see this article from the The Chronicle of Higher Education: "An American Treasure Turns Up at Ludwig Maximilian U. of Munich"

Click here for more on Waldseemüller and his maps