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Waldseemuller's "America's Birth Certificate" map box

Waldseemuller's  "America's Birth Certificate" map box



8 x 5 1/2 x 2"
Inner 7 x 4 5/8 x 1 5/8"

Hand made, traditional Polish wooden box. The box has the image of a map drawn by Waldseemuller,  the first  to draw the American Continents on a map in 1507and coin the mane American for the new continent. His map is considered to be "America's birth certificate ". He also innovated maps gores,maps  that could be cut to slices called gores and then put together as a globe. The box faithfully renders the gores, while showing the Western Hemisphere on the globe beside the gores.This is a beautiful box and American history all wrapped in one.

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