Phantom Islands of the Atlantic

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Avon Books, Feb 1, 1998 - Social Science - 220 pages
In the tradition of "Longitude" comes a collection of fascinating stories about seven islands that were charted by Age of Discovery mapmakers--but which never actually existed. Sailor and author Donald Johnson reveals each island's dark origins and mysterious cartographic life through an intricate exploration of history and legend. Maps & engravings.

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PHANTOM ISLANDS OF THE ATLANTIC: The Legends of Seven Lands That Never Were

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Entertaining voyages into the geography of the imagination, from a sailor and journalist (Charting the Sea of Darkness, not reviewed). In the early days of cartography, islands came and islands went ... Read full review

Phantom islands of the Atlantic: the legends of seven lands that never were

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Johnson is a maritime historian and sailor who has crossed the Atlantic five times in a 27' sailboat. His "phantom islands" were usually "discovered" after a storm or during a fog when the navigator ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Johnson is guest curator at the Osher Map Library of the University of Southern Maine.

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