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In 1507 the cartographer Martin Waldseemuller published a world map with a new continent on it which he called America', after the explorer and navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The map was a phenomenal success and when Mercator's 1538 world map extended the name to the northern hemisphere of the continent, the new name was secure, even though Waldseemuller himself soon realised he had picked the wrong man. This is the story of how one side of the world came to be named not after its discoverer Christopher Columbus, but after ...

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Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2008, Random House Trade, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812972986

Trade paperback

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2007, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400062812

Hardcover

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2007, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753822197

Mass-market paperback

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2007, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781400104338

CD edition

Audiobook CD

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2007, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781400134335

Audiobook CD

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2007, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781400154333

MP3 - CD edition

MP3 format

Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America 2006, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297848028

Hardcover