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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps
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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.

Details

  • Hardback, 256 pages
  • Chronicle Books, 2016