Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder.
In The Un-Discovered Islands, author Malachy Tallack takes the reader on fascinating adventures to the mysterious and forgotten corners of the map, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott. Available November 7th from Picador.
Islands of Life and Death
Faced with the sky we imagine gods; faced with the ocean we imagine islands. Absence is terrifying, and so we fill the gaps in our knowledge with invented things. ...