The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 63, July 1959 - April, 1960 Page: 112
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Almeria were set down, adding more locative data on the lower
boundary of the explorations.
Following Almeria, Pifieda's map has no notations for many
miles of coast line, then come the notations, "Cabo o punta de
las Higueras, Pinzones, Tierra firme, Beragua, Nombre de Dios,
and El Darien."
Tierra firme, Beragua, and Nombre de Dios were discovered
by Columbus. Cabo de las Higueras was discovered by Vicente
Yanez Pinz6n, commander of the Niia, 1492-1493, and Pinzones
was named for him. Diego Velasquez, first lieutenant governor of
Cuba, financed the discoveries from Cabo de las Higueras to the
place set down by Pifieda as his beginning point, including
Cozumel and El Darien. Pifieda discovered the rest of the coast.
El Darien was located on the east end of Panama. Old maps
show the Gulf of Darien in the position set down by Pifieda.
New maps show the Saranilla Darien in almost the same position.
El Nombre de Di6s was located in what is now Panama. Old
maps show it in Col6n. Although it is not shown on present day
maps, its location was east of Puerto Bello at about Punto San
Blas in Panama.
Beragua was also located in Panama. It is shown on several old
maps as Veraguas, a separate country east of Costa Rica, but it no
longer exists. It was bounded on the north by the Golfo de
Tierra firme was the highlands of Panama and Costa Rica.
Pinzones was situated in what is now Honduras. Its location as
shown by Pifieda most nearly coincides with present day Cape
Cabo de las Higueras was situated in what is now Guatemala.
It is not shown on today's maps, but its location as set down by
Pifieda places it at Punto Barrios on the Gulf of Amatique oppo-
site Punta Gorda.
Almeria was the name of the region around Veracruz.
Sevilla Veracruz was the original site of present Veracruz in
the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
The southern limits of Garay's explorations and the western
limits of Diego Velasquez were located in the state of Veracruz.
Tamahax was what is now Tamiagua, Veracruz.
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