Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
On April 25th, 1507, as a member of the Gymnasium Vosagense at Saint Diey in the duchy of Lorraine, German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller produced a globular world map and a large 12-panel world wall map where "America" was first used as the name of a continent on a map. Waldseemueller used the name in honor of Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. A single copy of the map has survived, presently housed at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.