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1507 Waldseemüller, Martin [1] - Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptolomaei traditionem et Americi Verpucii aliorumque lustrationes, Saint-Dié [Castle of Wolfegg, Württemberg]

Western half of Waldseemüller`s wall map. Little more than the eastern coastlines of North and South America, and some Caribbean islands, were known at that time. Waldseemüller believed that Amerigo Vespucci had discovered the new continent, and named it after him. The word America can be found in the lower third of the southern continent.

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