Publisher description for The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the Earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name / Toby Lester.


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The Fourth Part of the World is an epic adventure story about the creation of the map that introduced Europe to America and ushered in the New World.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
America -- Maps -- History.
America -- Name.
Waldseemčuller, Martin, -- 1470-1521?
World maps -- History.
Cartography -- History.
Voyages and travels -- History -- To 1500.
Discoveries in geography -- History -- To 1500.
Paris, Matthew, -- 1200-1259.
Polo, Marco, -- 1254-1323?
Travelers' writings, European.