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Waldseemüller’s Map: World 1507

[Detail] Waldseemüller’s Map: World 1507

This project is meant to be an introduction to historical map analysis, but assumes students are familiar with the parts of a map: compass, scale, title, orientation, etc. Before leading students through the exploration process, teachers should make themselves familiar with the background of this map by reading Recognizing and Naming a New Continent and Teacher Notes: Waldseemüller’s Map, World 1507.

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