source : Library of Congress
Martin Waldseemüller's 1516 Carta Marina sought to present the most up–to–date conception of the world at that time.
Equal in size to his 1507 map, the Carta Marina is markedly superior to the earlier map in artistic detail, possibly reflecting the hand of the artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528).
It incorporates greatly expanded and corrected geographical information.
The Carta Marina could be considered the first printed nautical map of the entire world.
However, in part because of the controversies surrounding his earlier naming of the Western Hemisphere “America,” Waldseemüller omits the word from the Carta Marina, and indicates that North America is joined with Asia.
- LOC : Celebrating the Carta Marina / Compare 1507 vs 1516 Waldseemüller maps
- GeoGarage blog : Worlds upon worlds : about the Waldseemüller world map / The making of a mysterious Renaissance map / A world redrawn : when America showed up on a map, it was the universe that got transformed
- Maps & Explorers : Carta Marina 1516: A new approach to map making
- Who Printed Waldseemüller: Watermark Evidence from the 1507, 1513 and 1516 Maps
- YouTube : Legends on Martin Waldseemüller's Carta Marina of 1516 by Chet Van Duzen