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PreviewStarting Points Map: European DiscoveryMain Idea / Reading FocusFoundations of ExplorationExplorers from Portugal and SpainMap: Explorers and Their RoutesExplorers from the Rest of Europe. Voyages of Discovery. Click the icon to play Listen to History audio.. Click the icon below to connect to the Interactive Maps..

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12. Columbus—three more voyages to Americas Still believed he had reached Asia Error not realized until about 1502 Explorer Amerigo Vespucci sailed coast of South America, concluded it was not Asia Mapmakers later named land America in his honor Knowing they had found new land, Spanish set out to explore it 1513, Núñez de Balboa led expedition across Isthmus of Panama After more than three weeks of travel, Balboa became first European to see Pacific Ocean

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