Fifth copy of "the birth certificate of America" found

Experts previously believed that only four copies of the 16th century Waldseemueller map still existed, but a fifth copy has been discovered between the pages of a 19th century book in Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University. (photo)

Created by mapmaker Martin Waldseemueller, who named the newly discovered continent America after Amerigo Vespucci, the map is considered "the birth certificate of America."