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New-old map of America found — Happy birthday America

The original of the first map using the name 'America' sits in The Library of Congress, but a copy was found tucked away, perhaps for centuries, and is more than 500 years old.

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1507 map of America  by Martin Waldseemüller
1507 map of America, by Martin Waldseemüller
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