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Title: A Non-Existent Continent
Authors: Richardson, W A R
Keywords: Maritime history
Maritime navigation
Cartography
Mapmaking
Australia
Bill Richardson
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: The Skeptic
Citation: Richardson, W.A.R. 2001. A Non-Existent Continent. The Skeptic, 21 (4), 58-62.
Abstract: Too many people today expect early maps and charts of newly discovered lands to have similar standards of accuracy. They are unaware of how incredibly inaccurate many were. Information from different sources could be combined, with no consistency of scale. Many coastlines, such as those of Mercator's southern continent, were but imaginative, graphic representations of written descriptions. Only the inscriptions can confirm what the cartographer concerned was depicting, or thought he was depicting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/25696
ISSN: 0726-9897
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