The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
California as an island, the Kong Mountain range, and giant sea monsters laying in wait at the edge of the map: Edward Brooke-Hitching's The Phantom Atlas has them all. Showing the world not as it has ever existed, but as it was thought to, Brooke-Hitching collects maps of the world from the past to show the historical inaccuracies that informed "our ancestors fears, fantasies, and misconceptions" about the world that they lived in.
- Hardback, 256 pages
Chronicle Books, 2016