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The Resource The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching

The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching

Label
The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps
Title
The phantom atlas
Title remainder
the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps
Statement of responsibility
Edward Brooke-Hitching
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Phantom Atlas 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. Exploration, map-making and mythology are all brought together to create a colourful tapestry of monsters, heroes and volcanoes; swindlers, mirages and murderers. Sometimes the stories are almost impossible to believe, and remarkably, some of the errors were still on display in maps published in the 21st century. Throughout much of the 19th century more than 40 different mapmakers included the Mountains of Kong, a huge range of peaks stretching across the entire continent of Africa, in their maps - but it was only in 1889 when Louis Gustave Binger revealed the whole thing to be a fake. For centuries, explorers who headed to Patagonia returned with tales of the giants they had met who lived there, some nine feet tall
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooke-Hitching, Edward
Dewey number
912.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA108.7
LC item number
.B76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maps
  • Geographical myths
  • Cartography
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Discoveries in geography
Label
The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Strait of Anian -- Antillia -- Atlantis -- Aurora Islands -- Australia's inland sea -- Bermeja -- Bradley Land -- Buss Island -- City of the Caesars -- Sea monsters of the Carta Marina -- Island of California -- Cassiterides -- Crocker Land -- Croker's Mountains -- Davis Land -- Isle of Demons -- Dougherty Island -- Earthly paradise -- El Dorado -- Flat earth -- Fonseca -- Formosa (of George Psalmanazar) -- Fusang -- Gamaland and Compagnies Land -- Great Ireland -- Great river of the west -- Groclant -- Hy Brasil -- Java La Grande -- Juan de Lisboa -- Lost city of the Kalahari -- Mountains of Kong -- Korea as an island -- Lost continents of Lemuria and Mu -- Maria Theresa Reef -- Mayda -- Mountains of the moon -- Lands of Benjamin Morrell -- Norumbega -- Creatures of the Nuremberg Chronicle Map -- Patagonian giants -- Pepys Island -- Territory of Poyais -- Kingdom of Prester John -- Rhipaean Mountains -- Rupes Nigra -- St. Brendan's Island -- Sandy Island, New Caledonia -- Sannikov Land -- Satanazes -- Saxenburgh Island -- Sea of the West -- Taprobana -- Terra Australis -- Thule -- Sunken city of Vineta -- Wak-Wak -- Phantom lands of the Zeno Map
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781471159459
Lccn
2016416772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • ocn949911233
  • (OCoLC)949911233
Label
The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Strait of Anian -- Antillia -- Atlantis -- Aurora Islands -- Australia's inland sea -- Bermeja -- Bradley Land -- Buss Island -- City of the Caesars -- Sea monsters of the Carta Marina -- Island of California -- Cassiterides -- Crocker Land -- Croker's Mountains -- Davis Land -- Isle of Demons -- Dougherty Island -- Earthly paradise -- El Dorado -- Flat earth -- Fonseca -- Formosa (of George Psalmanazar) -- Fusang -- Gamaland and Compagnies Land -- Great Ireland -- Great river of the west -- Groclant -- Hy Brasil -- Java La Grande -- Juan de Lisboa -- Lost city of the Kalahari -- Mountains of Kong -- Korea as an island -- Lost continents of Lemuria and Mu -- Maria Theresa Reef -- Mayda -- Mountains of the moon -- Lands of Benjamin Morrell -- Norumbega -- Creatures of the Nuremberg Chronicle Map -- Patagonian giants -- Pepys Island -- Territory of Poyais -- Kingdom of Prester John -- Rhipaean Mountains -- Rupes Nigra -- St. Brendan's Island -- Sandy Island, New Caledonia -- Sannikov Land -- Satanazes -- Saxenburgh Island -- Sea of the West -- Taprobana -- Terra Australis -- Thule -- Sunken city of Vineta -- Wak-Wak -- Phantom lands of the Zeno Map
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781471159459
Lccn
2016416772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • ocn949911233
  • (OCoLC)949911233

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