The Phantom Atlas: Discovering the Greatest Myths, Lies, and Blunders on Maps
Uncovering the Truth Behind the World's Most Fascinating Maps
Explore the history of cartography with The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps by Edward Brooke-Hitching. This stunningly illustrated book is a collection of antique maps that display the most erroneous cartography ever created, with each illustration accompanied by the story behind it. Discover the most fantastic stories of non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, and other fictitious geography that were presented as facts on maps and atlases.
What's Inside The Phantom Atlas?
The Phantom Atlas is a beautifully produced volume that will appeal to cartophiles everywhere. Here are just a few of the fascinating tales you'll find in this book:
- The Mountains of Kong: For centuries, more than 40 different mapmakers included a huge range of peaks stretching across the entire continent of Africa on their maps - but it was only in 1889 when Louis Gustave Binger revealed the whole thing to be a fake.
- The Giants of Patagonia: Explorers who headed to Patagonia returned with tales of giants they had met who lived there, some nine feet tall.
- The Cazique of Poyais: Scottish explorer Gregor MacGregor returned to London to sell shares in a land he had discovered in South America, offering others the chance to join him and make their fortune there, too - once they had paid him a bargain fee for their passage. The problem? It was all a scam.
Whether you're a history buff, a map enthusiast, or just someone who loves a good story, The Phantom Atlas is a spectacular, enjoyable, and eye-opening read.
"A spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read"
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The Phantom Atlas is published by Simon & Schuster Ltd and is available in hardback for £23.75. Join the community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for cultural revolution and empower yourself with the tools to make your voice heard. Get your copy today and discover the truth behind the world's most fascinating maps.
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