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One of the last maps of North America to show California as an Island
One of the last maps of North America to show California as an IslandRichard William Seale.
A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best Observations.
London, John & Paul Knapton, 1744. 385 x 480mm. Coloured. Narrow top margin. A map of North America, drawn and engraved by Seale for 'Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England', with the Indian nations marked. Cartographical mistakes include California is an island, the Straits of Anian, Frobisher's Strait in Greenland and a Lake Nicaragua that opens up into the Caribbean and nearly reaches the Pacific.
The most famous cartographical mistake was the mapping of California as an island, a myth that lasted one-and-a-half centuries.



This is a genuine antique print, published at or about the date specified, but guaranteed over 270 years old.
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