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When Mapmakers Thought California Was an Island

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In 1510, Spanish writer Garci Rodriguez de Montalvo set imaginations afire with a book that told of the island of California. Many subsequent maps were made depicting this island. We talk with Glen McLaughlin, who collected about 800 maps from the 17th century that feature this curious coda in history.


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