Hardback The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps / Edward Brooke-Hitching.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781471159459 (hbk.) :
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extent: 256 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (b
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This is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. This book is a collection of striking antique maps that display the most erroneous cartography, with each illustration accompanied by the story behind it.