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Rare map of the world, showing California as an island from a rare Jesuit emblem book, entitled Imago Prrimi Aaeculi Soc. Iesu a Provincia Flandro-Belgica Ejusdejm . . .

 representation of the baby Jesus is shown between the two hemisphere 

Within the two hemispheres, a classical depiction of the world is given, as known at the beginning of the 17th Century.  California is an island, a large landmass running north and south toward America. A very large Terra Incognita in the Eastern Hemisphere.