On April 25, 1507, German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map with the first recorded use of the word America, in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci. The only known surviving original print was acquired by the Library of Congress in 2003.
The “map resulted in many ‘firsts’ in geography. It was first projection of earth to depict a new land mass not of Africa and Asia, and a new western ocean (known now as the Pacific). ”