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Title: Tech Beat; NIST to Preserve 1507 Map: America's 'Birth Certificate'
Description: This map shows the outline of North and South America, as well as the Isthmus of Panama, and was the first to depict clearly a separate Western Hemisphere, with the Pacific as a separate ocean.

*MEL, map, america, Waldseemüller

See also http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2006_1221.htm#map.
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Type: Graphic/illustration
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Credit Line as it should
appear in print:
Credit: Library of Congress
AV Number: 06MEL005
Date Created: December 2006
Date Entered: 12/22/2006

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