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Auction 94, Lot 511

"Phantom Islands of the Atlantic - The Legends of Seven Lands That Never Were", Johnson, Donald S.

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1994 (published)

Publication: Walker and Company


6.3 x 8.3 inches
16 x 21.1 cm
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This book tells the strange tales of seven lands which were reported to been seen by sailors in the North Atlantic. Vague accounts of land sightings were at times coupled with an ancient seafaring legend, thus creating a charted island. Errors were often copied, and may islands of legend were thoroughly documented and shown on maps during the Middle Ages, where they remained well into the 17th century. First edition. Hard bound in blue cloth, 35 B&W illustrations, 220 pages, index.


Condition: A+

Dust jacket.

Estimate: $15 - $20

Sold for: $9

Closed on 3/7/2001