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“…a land lies beyond the stars, beyond the paths of year and sun, where Atlas the heaven bearer turns on his shoulders the firmament studded with blazing stars.”
Virgil, Aeneid, VI, 795-797

“[…] a land discovered by Christopher Columbus, captain of the King of Castile, and by Amerigo Vespucci, men of great and excellent ingenuity […]
M. Waldseemüller, Universalis Cosmographia, 1507