ASMR History | Was America named after a “shady” explorer? #maptracing #history #asmr #fallasleep

Amerigo Vespucci was a bit of an enigma. He had 2 entire continents named after him, yet his voyages have some glaring inconsistencies. We look at some of those details, and see a copy of the original map that identified “America.” We look at actual contributions Amerigo did make, which helped make a more modern navigation possible for Europeans.

Sources: Waldsemuller Map, Library of Congress

Vespucci Letter to de Medici:

Smithsonian Magazine: The Waldsemuller Map: Charting the New World

Amerigo Vespucci: The Man Who Gave America Its Name by Melanie Mettra
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