It seems that almost everyone knows who Amerigo Vespucci is. Yes, he was an Italian explorer who was also a merchant and map maker.
But In 1507, Martin Waldseemüller published a world map and gave this new continent the name 'America' based on the Latin name Amerigo Vespuci Americus in honor of the founder of the new continent, America, today.
This valuable map was rediscovered in Germany in 1901. In 2001 this map was purchased by the Library of Congress for Rp. 133 billion, and symbolically handed over by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2007.
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