Mapping California as an Island

Mapping California as an Island (book cover, detail)

The Mapping of California as an Island: An Illustrated Checklist, by Glen McLaughlin with Nancy Mayo, is a cartobibliography that catalogues all known maps that depicted California as an island — 249 in all, along with title pages, frontispieces, and celestial charts. Published in 1995 by the California Map Society, it’s been scanned and put online by Stanford University. The scans are in JPEG format and as such the text is not searchable, but the book is lavishly illustrated (though not in colour). Via MapHist and MAPS-L.

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