The mystery of America’s origin

Source: http://english.pravda.ru/history/27-02-2012/120610-america-0/

27.02.2012

Where did the word “America”, the name of the two continents, come from? According to the common theory, it comes from the name of cartographer Amerigo Vespucci who prepared the first maps of the southern part of the New World. However, most likely, this is not the case. The first time this land was called America by John Cabot who was not acquainted with Vespucci.

Today, everyone knows that America was discovered by Christopher Columbus. Yet, few think about the absurdity of this phrase. How could Columbus discover it in 1492, when the word “America” ​​appeared on maps only in 1498? Incidentally, the great navigator called the open land anything but America.

Where did the word “America” come from? Why was it used to name the recently discovered continent?

It is believed that a new continent (or rather, two) was named in honor of the great Florentine explorer, astronomer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci. This scholar, who served first the Spanish and then Portuguese monarchs as a navigator, made three trips to the shores of the land that later would be called South America – in 1499, 1501 and 1503. During these journeys he made up several maps of the new territory, but the originals have not survived. Some copies were made where the unknown continent is called not America but “New World” (Terra Nova).

Vespucci did not call the land he explored America. There is no mention of this name and in his letters – the only documents that have survived from the legacy of the great navigator.

For the first time the word “America” ​​appeared on the map in 1507 to illustrate the so-called “third voyage to the New World” (Vespucci was mistakenly considered the author), released by a German amateur cartographer, publisher and bookseller Martin Waldseemuller.

This illustration shows (admittedly very schematic) the Americas – both North and South. The southern continent is named the same way it was called by Vespucci – Terra Nova. Next to the north in brackets there is another name – Ameriqosland, that is, “the land of America.” In his comments Herr Waldseemuller said that perhaps this name was given to the continent in honor of the merits of Amerigo Vespucci, who worked hard making the map. However, the venerable publisher did not disclose anything else.

The theory of Martin Waldseemuller has at least two weaknesses. First, it is unclear why an unknown admirer of Vespucci named in his honor the northern continent that the Florentine scholar has never seen (he had never been there). Yet, the southern part of the land that the scientist studied very carefully for some reason retained its original name.

Second, in the tradition of that time, the new lands were never called by the first name of the discoverers (only the last name or a title). The first names used in the geographic range belonged to saints, mythological characters or rulers. However, Amerigo Vespucci was neither one of these characters. It would therefore be correct to call the Continent “Vespucci” or “Vespucciland,” but not “America.”

Herr Waldseemuller’s theory does not hold water. Another puzzle to consider is why the book published by the German publisher contains a general map of the north continent. It could not be a copy of the Spanish or Portuguese maps because the sailors of these countries did not get so far north in those days. The overland travelers from Spain visited there much later.

Apparently, the original of the map could be have been made by only one man – John Cabot, who in 1497 and 1498 reached the land later called North America. In reality this navigator’s name was Giovanni Cabot (he, like Columbus, was a native of Genoa). However, his trip took place under the British flag, and therefore in the history of geographical discoveries this man is known as John Cabot.

In fact, just like Christopher Columbus, John Cabot did not discover America and never intended to. The purpose of his trip was to research new fisheries in the North Atlantic. However, since he discovered something new, he had to create a map to make others believe him.

However, the original of the map was not preserved, but the Cabot report on his travels presented to the British monarch Henry the 7th Tudor has a mention of the fact that the map existed and was presented to the king.

The assumption that the northern continent “New World” was copied by Waldseemuller from that document is quite logical. It is also reasonable to assume that the name “land of America” ​​appeared on the illustration from the same source. But who, then, was this mysterious Americ? Was he a sailor who first saw the unknown shores? Not quite. This was the name of the person who funded John Cabot’s expedition.

Although Henry the 7th approved the travel of the Genoese navigator, he did not provide funding. Cabot was helped by his friend, a wealthy merchant and head of the royal customs of the city of Bristol, Richard Americas. The latter allocated not only money but also the materials for building ships. Incidentally, in the same report, Americas appears as the Treasurer of the expedition. It is not surprising that Cabot, in gratitude for the assistance, called the new land in honor of his generous sponsor.

Incidentally, this is also documented. The Bristol archive for that year has a record stating that on the day of John the Baptist the country America was discovered by a merchant from Bristol who travelled on the ship called “Matthew.” This is the only official document that has been preserved to these days that confirms the discovery of John Cabot.

The origin of the unusual name “Americas” suggests that it is not the first name but rather a patronymic that means “the son of Merrick.”

Not all historians believe this theory of the origin of the name “America” ​​to be true. The obstacle, as in the case of the alternative version, is the lack of direct evidence – Cabot’s map, where the continent is marked with that name. However, it is highly improbable that scientists will ever be able to find it as it was likely lost along with Cabot’s ship during his second voyage to the shores of the new continent in 1498. A copy presented to Henry the 7th was lost during the reign of his son Henry the 8th.

Anton Yevseev

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  1. Source: https://christmichael.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/the-great-whore-of-revelation/

    “The Great Whore” of Revelation
    Posted on May 5, 2015 by christmichael
    “The Great Whore” of Revelation

    The United States of America is looking more & more like “The Great Whore” of Revelation these days.

    Many people think that The United States of America is not mentioned in the Bible.

    But I say they are mistaken.

    The name “America” is the female version of Amerigo which originated in the Late Roman Empire.

    That makes the “America” a “Great Whore” (Harlot) where the kings of the earth commit fornication, the Beast lies with her, the False Prophet lies with her and the Anti-Christ walks among her.

    ***Check it out and look at the U.S. Government and their world-wide corrupt regime.

    The Newly Revised Roman Empire is The United States of America!!

    The Link Between America & The Roman Empire:

    What does Amerigo mean?
    Meaning of the name Amerigo
    [ 4 syll. a-me-ri-go, am-er-igo ] The baby boy name Amerigo is pronounced as aa-Meh-RIY-Gow †. Amerigo is used chiefly in the Italian language, and its origin is Italian and Germanic. Amerigo, an early medieval Italian byform of Heinrich (Henry) or Amalric (Emmerich), has been used since the 11th century.
    The name was likely to have been brought to Italy around the 6th century by the Ostrogoths of the late Roman empire, –
    but it was not popular with the Lombards who later established the Kingdom of Italy. The name was borne by the Italian merchant and explorer Amerigo Vespucci in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, after whom the continent of America was named. The name is sometimes adopted by Italian Americans in tribute to him. The Italian explorer was himself supposedly named after the 12th-century Saint Imre or Emeric of Hungary.
    http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Amerigo

    The meaning of Amerigo is “industrious leader”.

    Revelation 17 King James Version (KJV)

    17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

    2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

    3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

    4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

    5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

    6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

    7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

    8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

    9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.

    10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.

    11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

    12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

    13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

    14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

    15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

    16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

    17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

    18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
    King James Version (KJV)

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+17&version=KJV

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2018&version=KJV

    Revelation 18 King James Version (KJV)

    18 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

    2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

    3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

    4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

    6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.

    7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

    8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

    9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

    10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

    11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:

    12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

    13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

    14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

    15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,

    16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

    17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,

    18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!

    19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

    20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.

    21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

    22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;

    23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

    24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

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