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The making of a mysterious renaissance map
By Tanya Lewis / Published October 25, 2013 / LiveScience

Not much is known about how Renaissance cartographer Martin Waldseemller created his 1516 “Carta marina" world map, possibly the most up-to-date conception of the world at the time.

But scholar Chet Van Duzer offered a rare peek into Waldseemller’s process Tuesday night (Oct. 22) during a talk here at the New York Public Library.

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