Aboard the Amerigo Vespucci

Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is best known for his namesake: the continents of North and South America. Vespucci was the first person to recognize North and South America as distinct continents that were previously unknown to Europeans, Asians and Africans. Prior to Vespucci’s discovery, explorers, including Columbus, had assumed that the New World was part Read More …