Amerigo Vespucci's Voyages between 1499-1502

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 18 October 2021
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A map depicting the two transatlantic voyages of Amerigo Vespucci between 1499 and 1502.

It is based on the 1507 map by Martin Waldseemüller, a German clergyman and cartographer, which first referred to the southern hemisphere where Amerigo Vespucci landed in 1501 as America. Waldseemüller and his collaborator Matthias Ringmann gave their Introduction to Cosmography an accompanying world map and a printed globe and so were the first to position America as a continent separated from Asia by an unknown ocean.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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APA Style

Netchev, S. (2021, October 18). Amerigo Vespucci's Voyages between 1499-1502. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14710/amerigo-vespuccis-voyages-between-1499-1502/

Chicago Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Amerigo Vespucci's Voyages between 1499-1502." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 18, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14710/amerigo-vespuccis-voyages-between-1499-1502/.

MLA Style

Netchev, Simeon. "Amerigo Vespucci's Voyages between 1499-1502." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Oct 2021. Web. 03 Dec 2021.

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