The Quatuor Americi Vesputii Navigationes is the final part of the Cosmographiæ Introductio.

The dedication "To the most illustrious René, King of Jerusalem and of Sicily, Duke of Lorraine and Bar . . ." is from Vespucci himself.

Four Voyages Title Page

The same dedication from Vespucci to Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de’ Medici is made to René. The "Four Voyages", with the accompanying maps, undoubtedly account for the great success of the book. But why was Waldseemüller so captivated by Vespucci?

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