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de Pauw, Cornelius (N)

Cornelius de Pauw (1739-1799) was a Dutch geographer and philosopher, who, although he never visited the continent, was considered a leading expert on America and in that capacity he was a contibutor to the Diderot’s Encyclop√©die. In a 1768 book[1305] he claimed that the location of Atlantis had been in Central America.