Baja California map

Detail (of Baja California, then evidently thought to be an island) from an exquisitely detailed world map. This was a gift from a Jesuit priest to the Emperor of China circa 1600, based on the very best European cartography of the time. At the Amsterdam Maritime Museum.

14 May 2017

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