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Legendary Islands of the Ocean Sea

Legendary Islands of the Ocean Sea

by Robert H Fuson

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Denise Perry Donavin
Fuson, a Columbus scholar and consultant to the National Geographic Society, takes an interesting tack with his survey of early maritime exploration and the new lands--both real and mythical--that were charted and described by seamen on early maps and in diaries. Fuson discusses the geographic myths spun by Homer in his tales of the fantastic voyages of Ulysses and Jason, Juan Ponce De Leon's Fountain of Youth, and numerous travelers (monks and Vikings included) and their scribes. Fuson concludes his fascinating look at the development of cartography, myths, and legends with a demonstration that the Antilia/Satanaze islands, once dismissed as mythic, are actually references to Taiwan and Japan. Nearly 70 maps and illustrations are planned.

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Pineapple Press, Inc.
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1st ed
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6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.97(d)

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