What Columbus Bel...

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

Defining Lines: C...

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...

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 Columbu...

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