n.23 / December 19, 2016

A LAND BEYOND THE STARS. Amerigo Vespucci and Martin Waldseemüller’s Map of the World
The 1507 Universalis Cosmographia by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller is the oldest map of the world to display the name “America,” coined in honor of Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The website has been created by the Museo Galileo in collaboration with the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., thanks to the generous support of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.

Never Before Seen: Instruments from Warehouse

Small bottles
Case containing thirty-five small bottles with various substances (some missing)...

News from the Institute
Looking Back (In the Year 1716)

Lorenzo Selva (1716-c. 1790)
A Venetian optician, Lorenzo Selva collaborated for 33 years with his father Domenico (?-1758), continuing the business after the latter's death...

Activities for school groups
Event Calendar