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Wolfegg Castle

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Location type: Castle
Location address: Germany, Ravensburg, Wolfegg
Number of texts: 3
4 stars
Made by Dromos | Reference Martin Waldseemüller
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It was in Wolfegg Castle that one of the most remarkable maps of the world was found again on July 17, 1901 by Father Joseph Fischer, a professor of history and geography. He spent hours in the castle’s library which has a vast amount of rare historical books. On the second floor of the castle’s south tower, he discovered not only a rare 1515 star chart engraved by Albrecht Dürer, but also two giant unfamilar world maps: the Waldseemüller map. It is the map that first mentioned America with that name, created by Martin Waldseemüller in 1507.

Linked themes: Geography, History, Cultural heritage, Art
Linked groups: Guide for mappers

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Made by | Reference AndreasPraefcke | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Schloss Wolfegg is a Renaissance castle next to the town of Wolfegg in Upper Swabia (Germany). The castle is the ancestral seat of the house of Waldburg-Wolfegg, which still owns it today.

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