Those new regions [America] which we found and explored with the fleet . . . we may rightly call a New World . . . a continent more densely peopled and abounding in animals than our Europe or Asia or Africa; and, in addition, a climate milder than in any other region known to us.
Source: Letter called Mundus Novus, 1503, to Lorenzo Pier Francesco de’Medici, trans: Northrup, etc.
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