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Map of California as an Island

Joan Vinckeboons, ca. 1650

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Premium fine art paper: 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
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Museum quality Giclée print
Premium fine art paper, 100% cotton, acid-free, archival
1" border
Image Size: 12" x 8.5" – Total Size: 14" x 10.5"
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Fine example of the several 17th-century maps reflecting the misconception, propagated by various confused reports from Spanish explorers, that California was separated from mainland North America by a strait now known as the Gulf of California. The idea persisted despite contradictory evidence from various explorers at the time, but was finally laid to rest with the expeditions of Juan Bautista de Anza in 1774 - 1776.