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    Sendt: 13 Jul 2018 kl. 00:52
Det er almen viden, at Amerika er opkaldt efter den italienske opdagelsesrejsende Amerigo Vespucci, som nogle i de tidlige r efter opdagelsen af Amerika, mente var den frste til at finde Amerika. Vi regner i dag Columbus som den frste, men mske var det faktisk Vespucci.

"From the Spanish friar Bartolom de la Casas, who in first half of the 16th Century said that it was an injury and injustice to Columbus, whose voyages to the Americas predated Vespuccis, to American writer Washington Irving, who in 1809 wrote of the crafty wiles by which the Florentines stole the glory of Columbus. But although Columbus four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean started in 1492, when he encountered the islands of the Caribbean, he only touched continental soil on his third journey in 1498. Contrarily, according to a letter dated 1504 from Vespucci to Duke Ren that was reprinted in Introduction to Cosmography and describes his four voyages from 1497 to 1504, he reached the mainland a year earlier than Columbus."

Der er dog mere til historien. I det flgende link kan du lse om det frste verdenskort udfrdiget i 1507, hvor det amerikanske kontinent var med, hvem der lavede det, hvor og hvorfor, og mske overraskende at ikke alle dengang mente, at Jorden var flad, men vidste, at den var en kugle, som vi ved i dag.

Til venstre p kortet ses det amerikanske kontinent, hvor det mere ukendte Nordamerika ikke fylder ret meget.


The Waldseemller map depicted the New World for the first time (Credit: The Picture Art Collection/Alamy)

Historien rummer ogs nogle mysterier. Eksempel:

"How did the map-makers in St-Di-des-Vosges know, in 1507, that there was water on the other side of the land that Columbus and Vespucci had come across? According to records, the first European to set eyes on the Pacific Ocean was Spanish explorer Vasco Nez de Balboa, who saw it from a mountain top in Panama six years later, in 1513.."

En spndende og lrerig historie:

BBC - Travel - The epic story of the map that gave America its name (bbc.com)


Redigeret af Prutterhunden - 13 Jul 2018 kl. 00:55
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