ⓘ Phantom islands ..

Phantom island

A phantom island is a purported island which appeared on maps for a period of time during recorded history, but was removed from later maps after it was proven not to exist.


Atlantis is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Platos works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the pseudo-historic embodiment of Platos ideal state in The Republic. In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the known world, supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Platos concept of a state. The story concludes with Atlantis falling out of favor with the deities and submerging into the Atlantic Ocean. Despite its minor importance in Platos work ...

Brasil (mythical island)

Brasil, also known as Hy-Brasil or several other variants, is a phantom island said to lie in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland. Irish myths described it as cloaked in mist except for one day every seven years, when it becomes visible but still cannot be reached.

Island of California

The Island of California refers to a long-held European misconception, dating from the 16th century, that the Baja California Peninsula was not part of mainland North America but rather a large island separated from the continent by a strait now known as the Gulf of California. One of the most famous cartographic errors in history, it was propagated on many maps during the 17th and 18th centuries, despite contradictory evidence from various explorers. The legend was initially infused with the idea that California was a terrestrial paradise, like the Garden of Eden or Atlantis.

Point Cloates

Point Cloates, formerly known as Cloates Island, is a peninsula approximately 100 kilometres south south-west of North West Cape, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It features Point Cloates Lighthouse and the ruins of a previous lighthouse ; both buildings are on Cloates Hill, which rises 41 metres above sea level. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the first European mariners to see Point Cloates believed the area between the point and North West Cape to be a small island, which became known to them as Cloats Island see the box inset, right. The "island" was often confused with ...

Crocker Land Expedition

The Crocker Land Expedition took place in 1913. Its purpose was to investigate the existence of Crocker Land, a huge island supposedly sighted by the explorer Robert Peary from the top of Cape Colgate in 1906. It is now believed that Peary fraudulently invented the island.


ⓘ Phantom islands

  • but was removed from later maps after it was proven not to exist. Phantom islands usually stem from the reports of early sailors exploring new realms
  • Company s Islands disproving their existence. Wharton, W. J. L. July 1904 Expunged Islands PDF The Emu. 4: 32. doi: 10.1071 MU904032a. The Phantom Isles
  • the supposed location of this phantom island is named Emerald Basin. Royal Company s Islands Nimrod Islands Dougherty Island Headland, Robert 1989 Chronological
  • St. Matthew Island St Matthew Island is a phantom island once thought to lie roughly one thousand kilometers northeast of Ascension Island in the Atlantic
  • Phantom Ship may refer to: A ghost ship, a ship that is haunted or mysteriously abandoned Phantom Ship island in Crater Lake, Oregon, United States
  • Phantom Theater was a dark ride located at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio. The ride was manufactured by Morgan Manufacturing and was similar
  • the island I am inclined to think Dougherty Island has melted. Royal Company s Islands Emerald Island phantom Nimrod Islands Sandy Island New
  • Group Royal Company s Islands Emerald Island phantom Dougherty Island Stommel, Henry 1984 Lost Islands The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from
  • Phantom Ship is a small island in Crater Lake in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is a natural rock formation pillar which derives its name from its resemblance