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1719 HUGE WORLD MAP NW PASSAGE CALIFORNIA AS ISLAND
1719 HUGE WORLD MAP NW PASSAGE CALIFORNIA AS ISLAND
This is a large and extraordinarily detailed map of the entire world, as it was known in 1719. Notice that California is depicted as an island and most of the Western United States, Alaska and Eastern Russia is a vast unknown.

From Map: A new and correct MAP of the WHOLE WORLD Shewing e situation of its principal parts. Viz the Oceans, Kingdoms, Rivers, Capes, Ports, Mountains, Woods, Trade-Winds, Monsoons, Variations of Compass, Climats, & c. With the most remarkable tracks of the Bold Attempts which have been made to find out the North East & North West Passages. The Projection of this Map is call'd Mercator's the design is to make it usefull both for land and sea. And it is laid down with all possible care. According to the newest and most exact Observations by Herman Moll Geographer, 1719.
 
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