California Antique Map Print (1650)
Archival print reproduction of an antique map of California shown as an island from 1650 by Joan Vinckeboons.
- Medium: Art print
- Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
- Ink: Archival pigment ink
- Size: 14x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)
About This Map
One of the major geographic misconceptions originating during the discovery and exploration of North America was the depiction of California as an island. Based on erroneous Spanish manuscript accounts, European cartographers began in 1622 to portray the western coast of North America as a separate island. Major publishers, especially the British and the Dutch, accepted this concept well into the early eighteenth century, long after Father Eusebio Kino confirmed during exploration of the American southwest from 1698 to 1701 that California was not an island.
Author: Joan Vinckeboons
Language: Spanish, Dutch