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Blame it on the Fog: Staten Island, Compagnies Land & Da Gama Land headline image

Blame it on the Fog: Staten Island, Compagnies Land & Da Gama Land

This July 2021 article tells the story of the voyages of Maarten Gerritsz de Vries and João da Gama in the region of the Kuril Islands northeast of Japan, and how their sightings of land became confused and conflated on maps for over a century.
Mysterious Island of Korea headline image

Mysterious Island of Korea

This article from January 2017 gives the history of the "Mysterious Island of Korea."
The Island of California headline image

The Island of California

This article from July 2016 is all about the mythical "Island of California."
Sea of Verrazano & The History of Papermaking headline image

Sea of Verrazano & The History of Papermaking

Our March 2015 Newsletter features articles on the Sea of Verrazano and the History of Papermaking for Map Collectors.
Lake Parime and the Golden City & Symbolism and Allegory for Map Collectors headline image

Lake Parime and the Golden City & Symbolism and Allegory for Map Collectors

This newsletter from October 2014 includes two articles. The first describes the history of the mythical Lake Parime and Manoa, city of gold in South America. The second article explains some of the symbolism and allegory used on antique maps.
The Mountains of the Moon & Sanson and Mariette headline image

The Mountains of the Moon & Sanson and Mariette

This newsletter from August 2014 features two articles. The first explains the cartographic myth of the Mountains of the Moon in Africa. The second article outlines the map business of Nicolas Sanson and explains his complicated business partnership with map publisher Pierre Mariette.
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