Small map showing California as an island, with river to the east joining the Mississippi. "Terra Esonis incog:" and "Fret. Anian" to northwest. None found. Reissued many times. Includes bibliographical references (p. xv-xvi) and indexes. State 1, Variant “N. V.” [erasure of N.IV.] (top right), otherwise same as state 1. Issued on one sheet with same maps as mentioned in State 1 publication, with some slight changes. The small diagrams on the world map are missing their figure numbers, the Africa map has “N.IIII” instead of “N.III”, and several other maps are renumbered. Title along top of sheet: Historisch=Geographische Charte für die ersten Anfänger in der Geographie und Historie. zum Gebrauch der Real-Schule in Berlin. Die Erläuterung dazu ist besonders gedruckt. 60.8 x 44.3 cm. including outside border around all maps. With dark shading around California. With "N.IV." (top right). Issued in: Kurtze Erläuterung einer in Kupfer gestochenen Vorstellung des Erdbodens, worauf in XX. kleinen Charten das Nöthigste aus der Geographie, Genealogie, Chronologie, Historie und Heraldic für die ersten Anfänger dieser Wissenschaften entworfen. Zum Gebrauch der Real=Schule in Berlin : [A short explanation in a copper engraved presentation of the earth in 20 small maps showing the most important information in geography, geneology, chronology and heraldry for beginners, in a scientific plan used by the Science School in Berlin], N.IV., following [p.]52 / [possibly by Joh. Friedr. Hähn]. -- Berlin : Zu finden im Buchladen der Real=Schule, 1753. Includes 20 maps probably cut from one sheet, with world map showing California as a peninsula. 1778, in Kurtze Erläuterung ... attached to page 53 of text. With "No.V." (top right). California and other islands are without shading; S.Lawrence is now labelled. 1795, in 11th edition of Kurtze Erläuterung ... with 20 maps on one folded sheet. Moscau map is renamed Rusland; map numbers vary from 1st edition; and later dates appear on maps. America map with "No: V" (top right); S.Lawrence is labelled; and Circulus Arcticus is now abbreviated Circ. Arcticus. Glen McLaughlin with Nancy H. Mayo.