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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 In 1488, Bartholomeu Diasrounded the southern tip ofAfrica and later King John II renamed it the Capeof Good Hope because he realized Dias had found apassage to India. King John !! launched new efforts in exploration in1481, after the death of Prince Henry. John IIdreamed of a rich trading empire in Asia andknew he had to find an allwater route around Africain order for Portugal to tradedirectly with India and China. Queen Isabella of SpainsponsoredChristopher Columbus'voyage to find a westwardpassage to Asia in orderto share in Asia's profitablespice trade and to spread Christianity. On October 12, 1492Christopher Columbus reachedwhat is now referred to asAmerica (which he mistook itfor being the "West Indies".) Juan Ponce de Leon set out to find the legendary Fountain ofYouth whose waters are saidto make people young. In 1513,Juan Ponce de Leon set footon a place called Florida. Vasco de Balboa set outto find a sea route to Asia. CAUSES AND COURSES In 1513, Vasco de Balboapushed through the junglesof Central America and cameupon a vast body of water. Henamed it the South Sea thinking it lay to the South of Asia but inreality the body of water was thePacific Ocean.