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The Phantom Atlas: great myths, lies and errors of the maps. Edward Brooke-Hitching, Blume, 2017, first edition in Spanish language. Original title: The Phantom Atlas, London, 2016.

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The Phantom Atlas: great myths, lies and errors of the maps. Edward Brooke-Hitching, Blume, 2017, first edition in Spanish language. Original title: The Phantom Atlas, London, 2016.

Binding of hard cover cardboard and very illustrated. Format 20 x 25.5 cm. 256 illustrated pages.

A compilation of the most outstanding geographical “ghosts” that have appeared on historical maps as well as pilgrim fictions of history, mythical races and ship-destroying beasts … among other myths, lies and cartographic errors.

From fascinating stories and beautiful illustrations, this unique atlas presents the most absurd beliefs that have passed into history, which showed a reality only existing in the imagination of our ancestors.

It was thought that in the lands of Patagonia there were abundant giants 2.7 m high, it was believed that the island of California was separated from the North American continent and there was the certainty that the Kong mountains covered a large part of the African continent.

These are the most surprising stories in the chronicles of exploration: exciting stories of homicidal polar adventurers, deranged buccaneers, navigating monks and a whole series of colorful characters.

A captivating journey through the fears of our ancestors through fantasies and erroneous conceptions of the world, with the reasons that led to reflect the territories and non-existent beings: an essential anthology of mystery and adventure that runs through a recognizable world, but much more strange that the one we know today.

Content:
Introduction 8
Strait of Anian 12
Antillia 18
Atlantis 24
Aurora Islands 30
Inland Sea of ​​Australia 34
Bermeja 38
Land of Bradley 42
Isla Buss 46
City of Caesars 50
Marine monsters of the Marine Charter 54
Island of California 64
Casitérides 68
Land of Crocker 70
Montes de Croker 76
Land of Davis 80
Island of Demons 84
Dougherty Island 88
Earthly Paradise 92
El Dorado 98
The flat Earth 102
Fonseca 106
Formosa (by George Psalmanazar) 110
Fusang 114
Land of Da Gama and Land of the Company 118
Great Ireland 122
Great West River 124
Groclant 128
Isla Brasil 130
Java the Great 134
Juan de Lisboa 140
Lost City of the Kalahari 142
Kong Mountains 146
Korea as an island 150
Lost Continents of Lemuria and Mu 152
Arrecife María Teresa 156
Mayda 158
Mountains of the Moon 162
Lands of Benjamin Morrell 166
Norumbega 170
Creatures of the Map of the Chronicles of Nuremberg 174
Patagonian giants 182
Pepys Island 186
Territory of Poyais 190
Kingdom of Preste Juan 194
Rifeas Mountains 198
Rupes Nigra 200
San Brandán Island 202
Sandy Island, New Caledonia 206
Land of Sannikov 208
Satanazes 210
Saxenberg Island 212
West Sea 216
Taprobana 220
Terra Australis 224
Tule 230
Sunken city of Vineta 234
Wak-Wak 238
Phantom Lands of the Zeno Map 240
Selected Bibliography 246

The author, Edward Brooke-Hitching, is the author of three titles, in addition to this one, and an inveterate map collector. Son of an antique bookseller, lives in London, among a dusty pile of old maps and books.

Exemplary in perfect condition, brand new, essential for any collector of old maps, libraries and bibliophiles.

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