Vingboons’ Map of California as an Island (1650s)

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Map of California shown as an island

Vingboons' Map of California as an Island (1650s)
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Date: 1650
Author: Johannes Vingboons
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of California that you might want to check out.

Another map by the coolest-named mapmaker I can think of: My boy Johannes Vingboons; this one taking on the much-loved cartographic trope "California as an Island" depicting Baja California set off from the mainland in a manner similar to Vancouver Island.

This is one of many maps of this era to depict California in this way. Another will be posted (checking...) November 21, 2011.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in Calfornia's history, check out the California Historical Society's website.



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