Martin Waldseemüller Biography

Martin Waldseemüller

Martin Waldseemüller, ca. 1470 - ca. 1521/1522) was a German cartographer. He was born in Radolfzell (or according to the Catholic Encyclopedia at Wolfenweiler, near Freiburg, and his mother came from Radolfzell) and studying in Freiburg.
At 1507, he published a world map titled Universalis Cosmographia who noted the use of the name "America" ​​for the first time. In 1513, Waldseemüller changed back into Terra Incognita this name, but the name was already well-known Americans.

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