Who really named America?

We all know the schoolboy version of the naming of the American continents: merchant explorer Amerigo Vespucci supposedly named the New World after himself. But a little-known proofreader and scholar named Matthias Ringmann may actually be responsible.

Internal evidence suggests Ringmann was an uncredited collaborator with Martin Waldseemuller on the "Introduction to Cosmography," a cartographic work attributed to Waldseemuller which is the first publication to use the name "America."