Phantom Island of the Atlantic: Legends of Seven Lands that Never WereJan 1, 2003
Phantom Island of the Atlantic: Legends of Seven Lands that Never Were by Donald S. Johnson By the same author as Cruising Guide to the Coast of Maine, this 240-page book examines the glorious age of discovery in the 12th and 13th centuries, when world geography was imperfectly understood. Sailors returned from long voyages with wondrous tales of strange new lands. Cartographers, using their imprecise information, attempted to chart the discoveries. As a result many maps depicted mythical lands and islands, seven of which are described in this extremely engrossing book. From Walker and Company, New York.