Martin Behaim

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Martin Behaim (1459-1507), also known as Martin von Behaim and by various forms of Martin of Bohemia was a German mariner, artist, cosmographer, astronomer, philosopher, geographer, and explorer in service to King John II. His maps are sometimes held to have been influential on the Age of Discovery but he is now best known for his Erdapfel, the world’s oldest surviving globe, which he produced for the Imperial City of Nuremberg.


Narrative and Critical History of American (New York: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, 1886)II:104


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