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    [Map]. Pierre Mortier. Mer de Sud, ou Pacifique, Contenant L'Isle de Californe... Amsterdam, [n.d., ca. 1700]. Upper right portion of hand-colored map only, featuring North America and California as an island.

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    Approximately 11 x 13 inches. Map toned, extreme lower portion with neat horizontal crease. Fair. Although this is only a portion of the larger map, this section features one of the most interesting features - the depiction of California as a separate island.  This map had been copied from manuscript maps held in secret by the Portuguese royal family.  It was unusual for a Dutch map to be based on such closely guarded information.

    Tooley, p. 450.

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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