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.
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.
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.