Californian Literature

About the Author

Carlos Lazcano Sahagún is a historian and explorer. Born in Ensenada, Baja California. He is passionate about geology and has dedicated his professional career to historical studies in various states of Mexico, including Baja California Sur. His focus has been on studying the navigators who arrived in the area, as well as the cartography of California during the 16th and 17th centuries

About the Book

The author of the book in question delves into the hypothesis that the name “California” was first introduced in the novel Las Sergas de Esplandián, written by Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo. The book is known for its imaginative portrayal of a fictional island named California, which is said to be in the East Indies. The author suggests that “California” gained popularity in Spain and eventually crossed the barriers of literature to be formally used as the name of the peninsula in the New World. The book explores the historical significance of this hypothesis and sheds light on the origins of the name “California”.

​The book’s development is a journey to the evolution of the peninsula through time and space, which seeks to recover the original name of the States, thus exposing the author’s philosophy based on the knowledge acquired by the research conducted over the years. Captains, explorers, and important cartographers are also mentioned in the body of the book: “On the Name California”, which is a delight for lovers of history and adventure.

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