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“A fourth part [of the Earth] has been discovered by Amerigo Vespucci [...]. Inasmuch as both Europe and Asia received their names from women, I see no reason why any one should justly object to calling this part Amerige, i.e., the land of Amerigo, or America, after Amerigo, its discoverer, a man of great ability.”
M. Waldseemüller, Cosmographiae introductio, 1507