Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Staff Recommendation: The Fourth Part of the World

1507 A.D.: a group of scholars in Eastern France studying the voyages of Amerigo Vespucci produce a map showing a new landmass in the West called “America.” 2003 A.D.: the Library of Congress pay $10 million for the only existing copy of this map. Lester provides a fascinating historical and cartographical look at this significant document.

The Fourth Part of the World by Tony Lester

Reviewed by: Jen R.

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