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

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 912.09 BRO (Text) 36626103928164 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 912.09 BROO (Text) 39391006876096 Nonfiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 912.09 BRO (Text) 31951004294267 Main Floor - New Arrivals Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781452168401
  • ISBN: 1452168407
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2018.

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General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. A CBS company"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-247) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Maps > Miscellanea.
Geographical myths > Maps.
Cartography > History.
Errors, Scientific.
Discoveries in geography.
Genre: Atlases.
Trivia and miscellanea.

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