Toby Lester - The Fourth Part Of The World

Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The first map to depict the world essentially as we know it today was the Waldseemuller Map, which dates from1507. Among its many cartographical breakthroughs, it represented the New World—labeled as America—as a separate continent, and suggested the existence of the Pacific Ocean. Lester’s narrative history chronicles how European mapmakers pieced together this new picture of the world from the earlier expeditions of Vespucci, Marco Polo, and the ancients.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Non Fiction
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416535317
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Free Press - November 3rd, 2009

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