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Africa Amerigo Vespucci Asia astronomical August Bartolomeu Dias believed Cabral Cadiz called Cananor Cape Verde Islands caravels Castile Catigara century coast coastline Columbus conjunction continent cosmography determining longitude discovered discovery earth east equator error Espanola estimate Europe expedition explored farthest west Florence Florentine forgeries Four Voyages Gama gave geography Giovanni globe Gulf of Paria Hemisphere Hojeda hundred leagues idea India Indies Isabella Italian Juan July King Ferdinand king of Portugal land landfall latitude letter Lisbon longitude Lorenzo di Pier lunar distance mainland Marco Medici merchants meridian months moon Mundus Novus natives navigation observations Pier Francesco Piero Pilot Major Pinzon pole port Porto Seguro Portuguese Ptolemy returned river Roman miles route sailed Saint Seville shore Soderini South America southern Spain Spanish voyage stars strait tion Toscanelli trade Vespucci family Vicente Yanez Pinzon western ocean westward wind wrote