coast of South Carolina.
Meanwhile the Spaniards had been pushing discoveries westward from Hispaniola, or Santo Domingo.
Ojeda also discovered Central America.
In 1513 Vasco Nuñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean from a mountain summit on the Isthmus of Darien.
Francisco Fernandez de Cordova discovered Mexico in 1517. Pamphila de Narvaez and Ferdinand de Soto traversed the country bordering on the Gulf of Mexico, the former in 1528, and the latter in 1539-41.
In the latter year De Soto discovered and crossed the Mississippi, and penetrated the country beyond.
This was the last attempt of the Spaniards to make discoveries in North America before the English appeared upon the same field.
It is claimed for Giovanni da Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, that he sailed from France with four ships, in 1524, on a voyage of discovery, and that he traversed the shores of America from Florida to Nova Scotia.
He is supposed to have entered Delaware Bay and the harbors of New Yo