1650 c.  – Untitled Dutch map depicting California as an island.

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Seventeenth century Dutch map of western Mexico from Puerto Vallarta to Cape Blanco that incorrectly shows California as an island.

Description

This 17th century Dutch map depicts western Mexico from Puerto Vallarta to Cape Blanco, mistakenly depicts California as an island. The map includes coastline, coastal features, streams and other bodies of water, missions and settlements, and pictorial representation of relief. The map also includes references to coastal features in California such a “P[uert]o S{an] digio,” P[uert]o Montiroy,” P[uert]o Francisco Draco,” and C[abo] Blanco.”

Source

Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3291s.mf000074/

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Language

Dutch

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Paper

Document Type

Map

1650 c.  – Untitled Dutch map depicting California as an island.

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