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Vespucci

Amerigo , Latin name Americus Vespucius. ?1454--1512, Florentine navigator in the New World (1499--1500; 1501--02), after whom the continent of America was named
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The Amerigo Vespucci has 26 traditional, canvas sails including square sails, staysails, and jibs.
Vespucci did make a voyage to Brazil in Portuguese service, which left Lisbon in 1501 and may have discovered the River Plate and explored the Patagonian coast, and he may have made another voyage from Lisbon two years later, but his accounts of his exploits are vague and confusing.
In 1503 Vespucci wrote a short account of his third voyage that soon appeared in a Latin version, Mundus Novus (1504).
Probert was always handy aboard the daughter of Iceman and pulled threequarters of a length clear of the pace-setting Ponte Vespucci, to the vocal delight of her supporters.
Dicho de otra manera: por que se honra con ello la memoria de Americo Vespucci y no de Cristobal Colom.
Particularly revealing are the discussions of the unconventional Fantasy Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci and the "incident-filled" enigmatic myths occurring on richly painted horizontal wall panels (spalliere) for the domestic settings of learned, well-to-do lay patrons.
Waldseemuller used the charts of Amerigo Vespucci, not Christopher Columbus.
The four-and-a-half by eight-foot map, created in 1507 by cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, contains information obtained by Amerigo Vespucci from his voyages to the New World in 1501-02.
The explorer Amerigo Vespucci, who had been running a Florentine business house in Seville, was appointed chief navigator to the Casa in 1508.
But another explorer, Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), reports that two huge continents block the way.
It would be up to other explorers such as Amerigo Vespucci to further explore the new land.
Never mind Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus, Scots from the northern isles got there centuries before either of them.