The Island of California, and other Fascinating Ancient Maps

Here is a collection of 20 quirky, bizarre and historical maps, covering many areas of the world. War maps, demographic maps, William Clark's hand-drawn map, and the island of California. What?

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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