Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Waldseemüller, Martin

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WALDSEEMÜLLER, Martin (valt'-zay-muel'-ler). German geographer, b. in Freiburg about 1470; d. after 1522. He published an “Introduction to Cosmography, with the Four Voyages of Americus Vespucius” (1507), in which he advocated the application of the name America to the New World.