Sentence Examples with the word vasco nunez de balboa

Not long after the death of Columbus, and when the Portuguese traders, working from the west, had hardly reached the confines of the Malay Archipelago, the Spaniard Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed America at its narrowest part and discovered the great ocean to the west of it (1513).

In 1513, Vasco Nunez de Balboa crossed the isthmus of Darien and saw the South Sea (Pacific).