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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

https://www.loc.gov/collections/discovery-and-exploration/articles-and-essays/recognizing-and-naming-america/

Vespucci Letter to de Medici:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/letters-of-amerigo-vespucci-and-other-documents-illustrative-of-his-career/letter-of-amerigo-vespucci-to-lorenzo-pietro-f-di-medici/7344893C6A1535304141658E973B22AE#.Y17Oo8AU67U.wechat

Smithsonian Magazine: The Waldsemuller Map: Charting the New World

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-waldseemuller-map-charting-the-new-world-148815355/

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