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Educational Map Series: Map of California Shown As An Island, 1650

21 Oct

A 1650 map, created by Joan Vinckeboon, titled “Map of California Shown as an Island,” echoes the inaccurate belief of cartographers, whose early maps depicted California as an island, separate from mainland North America. The Dutch cartographer and engraver Vinckeboon was born into a Flemish family of artists and started out drawing for his father. About 1640, […]

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