What Columbus Believed About the Earth...

Columbus’ misconceptions inspired a voyage which would never have won backers had the truth been known.

Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire...

An exhibition reminds us that, at the time of empires, maps were more than just tools for the explorers to find their way.

Carta Marina 1516: A New Approach to Map Making...

For his 1516 “Carta Marina”, cartographer Waldseemüller changes his approach to map making.

LaFayette’s Cartographer

Michel Capitaine du Chesnoy was the Marquis de Lafayette’s cartographer. Six of his maps were donated to the Library of Congress in 2000.

Where was Columbus Born...

Could Christopher Columbus actually be the son of Polish King Władysław III?