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Frontispiece of Peter Martyr d'Anghiera's De orbe novo ("On the New World").
Carte d'Amérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722.
Carte d'Amérique, Guillaume Delisle, 1722.

The New World is one of the names used for the Americas. When the term originated in the late 15th century, the Americas were new to the Europeans, who previously thought of the world as consisting only of Europe, Asia, and Africa (collectively, the Old World). The term "New World" should not be confused with "modern world"; the latter generally refers to a historical period, not a landmass. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Carte dAmérique (18th century Delisle map) File links The following pages link to this file: New World Guillaume Delisle Categories: NowCommons | Author died more than 100 years ago public domain images ... Carte dAmérique (18th century Delisle map) File links The following pages link to this file: New World Guillaume Delisle Categories: NowCommons | Author died more than 100 years ago public domain images ... Guillaume Delisle (February 28, 1675 - January 25, 1726) was a French cartographer, born in Paris, France (he also died there). ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... Antarctica Oceania Africa Asia Europe North America South America Middle East Caribbean Central Asia East Asia North Asia South Asia Southeast Asia SW. Asia Australasia Melanesia Micronesia Polynesia Central America Latin America Northern America Americas C. Africa E. Africa N. Africa Southern Africa W. Africa C. Europe E. Europe N... World map showing the location of Asia. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The Old World consists of those parts of Earth known to Europeans, Asians, and Africans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia, and Africa (collectively known as Africa-Eurasia), plus surrounding islands. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A landmass is a large extent of land. ...


Christopher Columbus returned to Europe in 1493 from his first voyage to the Americas and on 1 November that year Peter Martyr d'Anghiera referred to Columbus in a letter as the discoverer of "the New World" (novi orbis).[1] In another letter a year later he again referred to "the New World" (orbo novo).[2] In 1516 Martyr published a work whose title began De orbe novo ("On the New World"). Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... 1493 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frontispiece of De orbo novo Peter Martyr dAnghiera (in Italian, Pietro Martire Danghiera; in Spanish Pedro Mártir De Anghiera, Latin, Petrus Martyr Anglerius or ab Angleria) (February 2, 1457-October 1526) was an Italian-born historian of Spain and of the discoveries of her representatives during the... // Events March - With the death of Ferdinand II of Aragon, his grandson Charles of Ghent becomes King of Spain as Carlos I. July - Selim I of the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Mameluks and invades Syria. ...


The term was also used by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 in a record of his voyage that year along the coast of what would later become the United States and Canada.[3] Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. ... Events March 1, 1524/5 - Giovanni da Verrazano lands near Cape Fear (approx. ...


One might speak of the "New World" in a historical context, when discussing the voyages of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish conquest of Yucatán, etc. Second, in a biological context, one speaks of Old World and New World species. History studies the past in human terms. ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... The Spanish Conquest of Yucatán was the campaign undertaken by the Spanish conquistadores against the Late Postclassic Maya states and polities, particularly in the northern and central Yucatán Peninsula but also involving the Maya polities of the Guatemalan highlands region. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Another interpretation of the term is that the "New World" is "new" in the context of all humanity; as humans have developed and lived in the Old World for a far greater length of time than the Americas have been inhabited; thus, it would be said the first migrants to colonise the Americans had reached the "New World".

The discovery of America was much more than a mere scientific process, and romance rather than cold speculations of medieval geography urged men to tempt the dim seas of the West in quest of golden islands seen in dreams.

Lewis Spence, 1913 Lewis Spence (November 25, 1874 - March 3, 1955) was a Scottish journalist and writer. ...

While America is always described as "New World", Australasia can be described as either "Old World" or "New World" depending on the sphere of discourse, especially in the case of New Zealand where the first human settlers arrived only a few generations before Columbus reached the Americas. In a biological context, Australasia is neither New World nor Old, as flora and fauna differ markedly from both those of Eurasia and of the Americas. Wine from Australia and New Zealand is referred to as 'New World' as it has only in recent decades successfully penetrated European markets, overtaking French and Spanish wine in popularity (especially in the UK). World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Australasia Australasia is a term variably used to describe a region of Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, and neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ... Eurasia African-Eurasian aspect of Earth Eurasia is the Earths largest landmass covering about 21215121321km² compared with the Americas (approximately 42,000,000 km²), Africa (approximately 30,000,000 km²), and Antarctica (approximately 13,000,000 km²). Eurasia comprises the traditional continents of Europe and Asia. ...


Long before Columbus, in Europe, many legends existed of Western continents across the sea. It is thought these may have stemmed from prehistoric intercourse with the New World. Examples include the Norse Great Ireland or Hvítramannaland ("White Men's Land"); the "abode of saints" visited by St. Brandan, Abbot of Cluainfert, documented in the Irish Book of Lismore; the Welsh Legend of Madoc; and of course Plato's Atlantis. See the article Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact for more details. Great Ireland or Ireland the Great, also known as White Mens Land (Old Norse Hvítramannaland) is a phantom island believed by many Norsemen to be located near Vinland. ... This article is about the legendary Welsh prince. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact is interactions between the indigenous peoples of the Americas and peoples of other continents – Europe, Africa, Asia, or Oceania – before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ...


See also

The geographical western hemisphere of Earth, highlighted in yellow. ... Ä…Link title // Headline text Headline text Headline text Headline text Headline text Media:Example. ... The west coast of North America consists of the modern American states of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and arguably Alaska and parts of the Yukon. ... The term new world order has been used to refer to a new period of history evidencing a dramatic change in world political thought and the balance of power. ... Codex canadiensis, the name of an illustrated book on the subject of the native peoples and wildlife in Canada, was written in or about 1700 by a French missionary priest called Louis Nicolas. ... It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ...

References

  1. ^ O'Gorman, Edmundo. The Invention of America. 1961. p. 84.
  2. ^ Zerubavel, Eviatar. Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America. 2003. p. 72. Citing Thacher, John B. Christopher Columbus. 1903. vol. 1. p. 62.
  3. ^ The Written Record of the Voyage of 1524 of Giovanni da Verrazzano as recorded in a letter to Francis I, King of France, July 8th, 1524

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New World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (296 words)
The term "New World" should not be confused with "modern world"; the latter generally refers to a historical period, not a landmass.
While America is always described as "New World", Australasia can be described as either "Old World" or "New World" depending on the sphere of discourse, especially in the case of New Zealand where the first human settlers arrived only a few generations before Columbus reached the Americas.
In a biological context, Australasia is neither New World nor Old, as flora and fauna differ markedly from both those of Eurasia and of the Americas.
Brave New World - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4717 words)
The entire planet is united as The World State, under a peaceful world government established in the aftermath of an apocalyptic global war in the 21st century; a government which has eliminated war, poverty, crime, and unhappiness by creating a homogenous high-tech society across Earth, based on the industrial principles of Henry Ford.
She is a personification of the new society, happy and "pneumatic", conformist in her behaviour, fulfilling her function in society, which seems to be to sleep with as many men as possible, but largely incapable of free thought.
Brave New World's London propaganda centre is at Fleet Street, the traditional home of the British press, and the pseudo-religious Arch-Community Songster is based at Canterbury, where the clerical head of the modern day Church of England sits.
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