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Discover the mysteries within ancient maps Where exploration and mythology meetThis 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 trueMysteries within ancient maps 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 liesWhere exploration and mythology meet Author Edward Brooke Hitching is a map collector, author, writer for the popular BBC Television program QI and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society He lives in a dusty heap of old maps and books in London investigating the places where exploration and mythology meetCartography s greatest phantoms The Phantom Atlas uses gorgeous atlas images as springboards for tales of deranged buccaneers, seafaring monks, heroes, swindlers, and other amazing stories behind cartography s greatest phantomsIf you are a fan of this popular genre and a reader of books such as Prisoners of Geography, Atlas of Ancient Rome, Atlas Obscura, What If, Book of General Ignorance, or Thing Explainer, your will love The Phantom Atlas