Visconti Amerigo Vespucci Fountain Pen

Visconti Amerigo Vespucci Fountain Pen

I reached the land of the Antipodes and I recognised that I was gazing on the fourth part of the Earth. I discovered a continent inhabited by a multitude of peoples and animals, more than our own Europe, than Asia or even than Africa » The year 2012 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Amerigo Vespucci, the Florentine navigator who first recognized the fourth continent for what it was - in other words, who realized that he wasn't in Asia! A remark of this kind may bring a smile to our lips today, but in 1497 the letter the navigator addressed to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici caused such a stir that when Martin Waldeseemuller drew the first map of America 10 years later, he called the continent after the feminized Latin version of Amerigo's name: Americus Vespucius. Vespucci travelled to the “New World” on fully four separate occasions, reaching latitude 16°52'S, discovering Rio de Janeiro and Maracaibo and giving Venezuela, or “Little Venice,” its name. King Ferdinand II of Aragon appointed Amerigo "Piloto Mayor de Castilla" in 1508, placing him in charge of organizing new expeditions and of training sailors in the use of the quadrant and the astrolabe.

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