Library of Congress Geography and Map Division

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Reuters is reporting that the only remaining copy of the map that first used the label “America” will go on permanent display at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The map was created by Martin Waldseemuller in 1507 and was unusually accurate for its time. Experts are somewhat baffled by how it may have been drafted.



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The Library of Congress sits right across the street from the United States Capitol building. Its Geography and Map Reading Room has one of the largest collections of maps, atlases and globes in the world. They often rotate exhibits through their foyer on the basement level of the James Madison Building.

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