Martin Behaim

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Behaim, Martin


Born Oct. 6, 1459, in Nuremberg; died July 29, 1507, in Lisbon. German geographer and voyager.

In 1492, Behaim made the globe “Earth Apple,” which was 0.54 m in diameter and which reflected the geographical notions about the surface of the earth that existed on the eve of the discovery of the New World. His original was a map of the world based primarily on Ptolemy’s information. His globe is of the greatest historical and geographical value (on exhibition at the Nuremberg Museum).

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