During a later visit to the Old Phoenix, Valeria recognizes:
a monk with a wolf;
a drunken Chinaman writing a poem;
a rangy fellow with a harp;
a man with an iridescent jewel on his wrist;
a lean Victorian with a lame companion;
a freckled boy with a black companion "...in tatterdemalion farm clothes..." (p. 228);
a warrior with coppery skin, a feather crown, a calumet and an ear of maize.
I recognize only two of them, both fictional in our timeline. There are others whom she does not recognize and some of those are not human.
In Valeria's timeline as in ours, Prince Rupert helped invent the mezzotint. Her and our timelines diverge about 1900. Valeria identifies the real New World as science, "...reason triumphant..." (p. 229), hopeful, challenging and liberating. Yes, if other social forces do not destroy it.