Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Island of California

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Island of California[edit]

Original - The Island of California by Johannes Vingboons, circa 1650.
Reason
One of history's great cartographic errors: a map of California circa 1650 as an island. Restored version of File:California island Vinckeboons.jpg. See also File:California island Vinckeboons5 courtesy copy.jpg (compressed version for viewers with slower connections).
Articles this image appears in
History of California through 1899, Island of California, Origin of the name California, Maritime history of California, Johannes Vingboons
Creator
Johannes Vingboons
  • Support as nominator. Not that it matters, but this is one of the toughest restorations I've ever done. Durova273 featured contributions 02:56, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support - I looked at this several hours ago when Durova put this up, and though she had been saying on Skype how hard it was for the past several days, I had to say I had no idea that there was that much to do. But Durova, as always, did a marvelous job, and I hope that this will be the first of several Vinckeboons featured pictures. NW (Talk) 03:13, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Good restoration, and really shows how mysterious California was. Time3000 (talk) 07:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Just a great map, love the slick shading and deft hand. Great find. --mikaultalk 13:00, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support That's awesome! Very encyclopedic and it totally reminds me of Escape from L.A. and how an earthquake separated Los Angeles from the mainland. Lol.
The above was added by User:PericlesofAthens. SpencerT♦Nominate! 16:48, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support The restoration makes the map much better.--Caspian blue 16:20, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Great work Gazhiley (talk) 08:27, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Promoted File:California island Vinckeboons5.jpg --wadester16 05:37, 9 July 2009 (UTC)