Here is a good overview of the Europe of Vespucci's time, including the search for riches on other continents. His early years, his work helping to outfit Columbus's ships, & his voyages are covered. The controversy surrounding who really discovered America is discussed. There are many maps of how the world was perceived by the different explorers of the time. Bibliography & index. Part of the Trailblazers Biographies series.Alper, Ann Fitzpatrick is the author of 'Forgotten Voyager The Story of Amerigo Vespucci' with ISBN 9780876144428 and ISBN 0876144423.