History In The Headlines

Category: Maps

Washington Map Society

Ostrich-Egg Globe May Be Oldest to Depict New World

A Belgian map collector has found what may be the oldest known globe to depict the New World, dating to the early 1500s and engraved on the shell of an ostrich egg.

First America Map

Copy of First Map to Name America Found

A previously unknown copy of the map credited with popularizing the name “America” has turned up in a university library in Munich.