North America

On October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus first sighted the island, he called San Salvador, now in the Bahamas, he thought he had reached islands off the coast of Asia. Five years later Amerigio Vespucci, an Italian navigator claimed that the land was not Asia, but a vast continent of a New World. The first mapmakers mistakenly believed that Vespucci was the first European to reach the New World. The name “Amerigo” was given to a new continent, eventually becoming America.

Canada
Canada
United States
United States
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Bahamas
Bahamas
Bermuda
Bermuda
Caribbean
Caribbean



Native Americans
Native Americans
Castles and Palaces of North America
Castles and Palaces of North America
North American Fortifications
North American Fortifications

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