World map names America after Amerigo Vespucci

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Historical Context Note

Martin Waldseemuller's Cosmographiae Introductio is the first to call the New World America.

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Editors. "World map names America after Amerigo Vespucci". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=9872, accessed 24 October 2014.]