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The Resource The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching

The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching

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The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps
Title
The phantom atlas
Title remainder
the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps
Statement of responsibility
Edward Brooke-Hitching
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Phantom Atlas is a guide to the world not as it is, but as it was imagined to be. It's a world of ghost islands, invisible mountain ranges, mythical civilizations, ship-wrecking beasts, and other fictitious features introduced on maps and atlases through mistakes, misunderstanding, fantasies, and outright lies. This richly illustrated book collects and explores the colorful histories behind a striking range of real antique maps that are all in some way a little too good to be true. Author Edward Brooke-Hitching investigates the places where exploration and mythology meet, using gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of the deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography's greatest phantoms
Summary
Presents a collection of unusual antique maps, which depict fictitious islands, lost cities, murderous races, dangerous explorers, and mythical creatures, reflecting the illusions, fears, and misconceptions about the world which existed in previous time periods
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10639569
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Brooke-Hitching, Edward
Dewey number
912.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GA108.7
LC item number
.B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Maps
  • Geographical myths
  • Cartography
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Discoveries in geography
  • REFERENCE / Atlases & Gazetteers
  • TRAVEL / Maps & Road Atlases
  • Cartography
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Geographical myths
  • Maps
Target audience
adult
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the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps
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The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching
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Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. A CBS company"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452168449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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bb811a98-584f-4a8b-94f0-4313c19277f4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1014352845
  • on1014352845
  • 3063004
Label
The phantom atlas : the greatest myths, lies and blunders on maps, Edward Brooke-Hitching
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. A CBS company"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452168449
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bb811a98-584f-4a8b-94f0-4313c19277f4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1014352845
  • on1014352845
  • 3063004

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