500 Years of Brazil
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THACHER, John Boyd. The Continent of America     its Discovery and its Baptism. New York: William     Evart Benjamim, 1896.

The Continent of America; its Discovery and its Baptism presents a critical and bibliographical investigation of the discovery of America and its denomination, placing in relief the evolution of the cosmography of the New World.

Written by American legislator and writer John Boyd Thacher (1847 – 1909), the work is divided into eight parts, the text being illustrated by etchings noteworthy for the quality of their reproduction, in addition to an appendix containing many maps.