"[Albion is] the earliest-known name for the island of
Britain. It was used by ancient Greek geographers from the 4th
century B.C. and even earlier, who distinguished 'Albion' from Ierne (Ireland) and from smaller members of the British Isles.
The Greeks and Romans probably received the name from the
Gauls or the Celts."
[Here is the bridge
between the Gauls and the Celts. See more under
"The name Albion has been translated as
'white land'; and the Romans explained it as referring to the
chalk cliffs at Dover (Latin albus, 'white')."
Drake called the area around San Francisco New
MAP OF NEW ALBION -
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