First map to use the name ‘America’, 1507

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‘The Waldseemüller map is a printed wall map of the world by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, originally published in April 1507. It is known as the first map to use the name “America”.  

‘A single copy of the map survives.’

- Wikipedia

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