It was Puget Sound, said Tom, the cartographer of the occasion.
This is no doubt conjecture on the part of the cartographer.
As mariner and cartographer to him it was a cape, and nothing more.
The form “brazil” may have arisen through the cartographer connecting the name with the valuable brazil-wood, used for dyeing.
We may consequently suppose that the cartographer availed himself of the sources then at his disposal.
Excitement was intense while the cartographer in clerical glasses worked out the unknown number.
Peter Martyr gives corroborative evidence that Vespucci assisted the Portuguese cartographer.