A land beyond the stars is a new website, created by the Library of Congress and the Galileo Museum in Florence, which is dedicated to the 1507 Waldseemuller's world map.
You can now explore the first map that ever included the word 'America' on it.
The interactive map itself contains a number of options to learn more about the Universalis Cosmographia map. These options include detailed explanations of the map's main five sections, translations of the Latin text and explanations of some of the map illustrations.
(Source: The Map Room / Google Maps Mania)
Early Canadiana database is a virtual library which holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents.
- Aboriginal studies
- Early Canadian periodicals
- Genealogy and Local history
- Hudson's Bay
- Jesuit relations
- Women's history
Publications are covered between the 16th century to the first half of the 20th century.
Sobering thought: if only men could vote in the 2016 United States election, Donald Trump would win.
Both the Map Room and Strange Maps covered the maps created, using poll data from October 2016.
(Source: The Map Room / Strange Maps)