Phantom Islands

Bradley-LandHere are two pieces on phantom islands (i.e., islands that appear on maps but were later proved never to have actually existed; some of them persisted on charts well into the 20th century) from Atlas Obscura and Intelligent Life magazine.

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His essays and reviews have been published by AE, Calafia, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen, Strange Horizons and Tor.com. He lives in Shawville, Quebec.