Ancient Maps – The Island Of California

Posted By Ben Goulding, 22 July, 2009 | permalink

Here is one of a collection of fascinating ancient maps. The maps cover much more than just geography. They tell stories of war, triumphs, myths and so much more.

Island Of California

This a map created by Joan Vinckeboons, in around 1650 showing the island of California!

Believe it or not, explorers believed California was an island for a very long time and this map depicts that assumption. It would take over 50 years after the creation of this map before it was confirmed that California is indeed attached to the mainland of America.

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