Waldseemuller Map Trivet
This elegant natural marble trivet portrays the lovely image of the historical Waldseemuller Map. Taken from Exploring the Early Americas exhibit, this trivet depicts an image from one of the most historical documents created of early America. Dubbed "America's Birth Certificate," the Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 World Map is based on Amerigo Vespucci's voyages to 1501-1502 to the New World, and is the first map to depict the newly found American landmass, which forever changed the European understanding of the World.
This actual artifact and more can be viewed on display here at the Library of Congress, in the Exploring the Early Americas exhibit.
Item number 21505272