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The first map of the Americas to use the name California 1562

The first map of the Americas to use the name California. Note the horizontally oriented, small-script word, "California," placed in the Sea of Cortez, adjacent to the small portion of Baja California showing on the map, at the lower left corner of the top left sheet.

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