THE LOCATION OF NOVA ALBION
THE DIARY OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S SECOND CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE IS KNOWN AS
"THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED"
THE DIARY REFERS TO A PLACE WHERE DRAKE LANDED AND ENCOUNTERED THE NATIVE PEOPLE. DRAKE NAMED THIS PLACE "NOVA ALBION" or
"THE NEW WORLD"
BEFORE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1950s, THIS AREA WAS KNOWN AS GREENBRAE RIDGE. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S PLATE OF BRASS WAS FOUND ALONG THIS RIDGE IN 1936.
The Hondius Broadside Map images of
"The Island" and "The Peninsula"
The portion of the Hondius Broadside Map containing
"The Island" (left) and "The Peninsula" (right)
Please note the shape of the outline of "The Peninsula" on both the Hondius Map and the Google Earth image. They are identical. Also, take note of the white circle (a water tank) at the top of the Google Earth Image. The water tank is located on the spot from which a natural spring once flowed. The tank will serve as a future point of reference for "The Treasure Site".
Contours of "The Island" are Highlighted on this
Planning Stage Topographic Map of Greenbrae Ridge
Note that the shapes of "The Island" on the Hondius Map and the Highlighted Topographic Map are identical. "The Island" is simply a more detailed (close-up) view of the shape of the land where the treasure was buried along "The Peninsula" (Greenbrae Ridge).