1. KorbenDallas

    America: Discovered in 1464? Why called America?

    I think quite a few of us were pondering on where the word "America" could come from. I knew about the Amerigo Vespucci version, but I had no idea that this narrative was set in stone. Here is what we have for the official version: The name America was coined by Martin Waldseemüller from...
  2. KorbenDallas

    Columbus "discovered" America in 1592?

    1592? Could this be an innocent mistake? I don't know. That would be like some Mercedes misspelling its own name on their AMG class cars. It's not only Columbus's 1492 date which is wrong on there. Vespucci died in 1512. Columbus died in 1506. 1652 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis geographica ac...