Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562

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Author: Martin Waldseemüller  | Date: 1507

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The Naming of America

BUT now these parts (that is, Europe, Asia and Africa) have been more extensively explored, and another fourth part of the world having been discovered by Americus Vespucius (as will appear in what follows): wherefore I do not see what is rightly to hinder us from calling it Amerige or America, i.e., the land of Americus, after its discoverer Americus, a man of sagacious mind, since both Europe and Asia have got their names from women. Its situation and the manners and customs of its people will be clearly understood from the twice two voyages of Americus which follow."

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Chicago: Martin Waldseemüller, "The Naming of America," Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562 in America, Vol.1, P.216 Original Sources, accessed December 6, 2021, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S45CGNYQV5UT4S9.

MLA: Waldseemüller, Martin. "The Naming of America." Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562, in America, Vol.1, P.216, Original Sources. 6 Dec. 2021. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S45CGNYQV5UT4S9.

Harvard: Waldseemüller, M, 'The Naming of America' in Discovery and Exploration, 1000-1562. cited in , America, Vol.1, P.216. Original Sources, retrieved 6 December 2021, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=S45CGNYQV5UT4S9.