The Amerigo Vespucci Fountain Pen pen is very rare. In fact, only 500 pens were made in bronze, and 50 pens in 750 gold. The name commemorate the death of Amerigo Vespucci in 1512. Vespucci was the navigator from Florence who discovered and recognized that “the fourth” continent was not part of Asia. He coined the phrase “The New World”. This continent was said to be discovered by Columbus and he believed America was part of Asia. A map was drawn in 1597 by Martin Waldeseemuller calling the new continent Americus Vespucius.
Visconti wanted a limited edition pen recognizing the importance of this discovery and took inspiration from Vespucci’s travels and the famous map created by Waldeseemuller. Featuring an ivory resin barrel whose very intricate scrimshaw engraving showing ancient maps of Europe and the Americas – this pen is truly a collecto’s dream.