Who was the first to use the term "America"?

Amerigo Vespucci
Gerard Merkator
Christopher Columbus
Martin Waldseemüller
The name America was first recorded in 1507. Christie's auction house says a two-dimensional globe created by Martin Waldseemüller was the earliest recorded use of the term. America derives from Americus, the Latin version of Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci's first name.
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Amerigo Vespucci
Gerard Merkator
Christopher Columbus
Martin Waldseemüller
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