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Amerigo Vespucci

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I reached the land of the Antipodes and I recognised that I was gazing on the fourth part of the Earth. I discovered a continent inhabited by a multitude of peoples and animals, more than our own Europe, than Asia or even than Africa”

2012 marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Amerigo Vespucci, the Florentine navigator who first recognized the fourth continent for what it was – in other words, who realized that he wasn’t in Asia!

In creating a pen to commemorate this crucial 500th anniversary, Visconti took its inspiration from a few important symbolic events, primarily Vespucci’s travels themselves and Waldeseemuller’s famous map of 1507. It would have been impossible to reproduce the entire map on a pen, so we chose the sections depicting Europe and America. To reproduce it correctly, we further perfected our scrimshaw technique, introducing points and chiaroscuro into the graphic work. The result is astonishing − indeed almost as astonishing as Vespucci’s own travels! Certain details, such as the caravelle, are almost painterly in the quality of their engraving. If we stop to consider that a scrimshaw is not on the surface but actually inside the surface, we will realize what an incredible accomplishment this has been on our artists’ part. Such a special item could not fail to have a special presentation box, so we reproduced the instrument which, in conjunction with the quadrant, allowed Vespucci to complete his voyage: the astrolabe.

Amerigo Vespucci Bronze

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€2785
500 pens Ivory Resin 23 Kt. Palladium Dreamtouch Power Filler 55652

Visconti Amerigo Verspucci Bronze Roller Pen

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€2785
500 pens Ivory Resin Roller A40 Cartridge 55752

Amerigo Vespucci Rose Gold

Visconti Amerigo Verspucci Rose Gold Fountain Pen

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€21210
50 pens Ivory Resin 23 Kt. Palladium Dreamtouch Power Filler 55675

Visconti-Amerigo-Verspucci-Rose-Gold-Roller-Pen

Price Limited Material Nib Filling Code
€21210
50 pens Ivory Resin Roller A40 Cartridge 55775
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