At the invitation of king Manuel I of Portugal, Vespucci participated as observer in several voyages that explored the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502.
Editors. "Amerigo Vespucci explores parts of South America". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2010
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