But now that these parts of the world have been widely examined and another fourth part has been discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, … I see no reason why we should not call it America, that is to say, land of Americus, for Americus its discoverer, man of sagacious wit, just as Europe and Asia received in days gone by their names from women. It is fitting that … in as much as Americus discovered it (and mapped it) it be called Amerige, or let us say land of Americi that is: america.
university of St. Die in Lorrain obtained copies of Amerigo’s letters to Piero and published them. In the ninth chapter of the book ‘’Cosmographie Introduction’’, one of the scholars suggested naming the New World America: