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Ireland Mythology Season Two

The Enchanted Island of Hy-Brasil

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The island of Hy-Brasil was often shown on maps as a very small island west of Ireland and originated from Celtic mythology. As early as the 12th century, the Irish believed in the existence of an enchanted island that could be viewed along the west coast of Ireland once every seven years.

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Maps Realm Season Two

School Atlas 1823

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School Atlas to Accompany Woodbridge’s Rudiments of Geography Atlas on a New Plan, Exhibiting the Prevailing Religions, Forms of Government, Degree of Civilization, and the Comparative size of Towns, Rivers […]

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Hyperborea Season One

Memoirs and Critical Observations: A Warm North Pole?

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Memoirs and Critical Observations concerning the situation of the northern regions of Asia and America, according to the latest discoveries; shewing the great probability of there being a passage to the East Indies, through the North East Sea. Lausanne.

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France Maps Season One

Turgot’s Map – 1739 Detailed Aerial View

Estimated read time 2 min read

Plan of Paris, known as Turgot’s Map – 1739 Michel-Étienne Turgot (1690-1751), at the head of the Parisian municipality as provost of merchants, decided to commission a new plan of […]