The first 12 maps of the world are 509 years old

The first 12 maps of the world are 509 years old
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It seems that almost everyone knows who Amerigo Vespucci is. Yes, he was an Italian explorer who was also a merchant and map maker.

But In 1507, Martin Waldseem├╝ller published a world map and gave this new continent the name 'America' based on the Latin name Amerigo Vespuci Americus in honor of the founder of the new continent, America, today.

This valuable map was rediscovered in Germany in 1901. In 2001 this map was purchased by the Library of Congress for Rp. 133 billion, and symbolically handed over by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007.

12 world's first map sightings

1. Florida and the Caribbean Islands .


2. The coast of the Asian continent.


3. East coast of the Asian continent.


4. Northeast coast of South America.


5. Europe, Mediterranean and North Africa.


6. Continents
Asia.


7. Southeast Asia.


8. East coast of South America.


9. Continent of Africa.


10. Madagascar and the Indian Ocean.


11. Eastern part of India.


12. Complete map, consisting of 12 maps combined.

source: brilio  author by Rizky Mandasari