Vasco De Balboa
By: CeCe Phillips
Where He's From
From Spain, Born in 1475
Map of Routes Taken
The Pacific Ocean and claimed it and all of its shores for Spain
Established the town of Darién on the Isthmus of Panama,
Purpose & Outcome of Voyages
In 1513, Balboa led an expedition from Darién to search for a new sea reportedly to the south and for gold. He hoped that if he was successful, he would win the favor of Ferdinand, the king of Spain.
The news of his discovery arrived after the king had sent Pedro Arias de Ávila to serve as the new governor of Darién.