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Albinus, Peter

Peter Albinus (Petrus Weiss)(1534-1598) was a German historian who linked Peter Albnusthe Americas with Plato’s Atlantis(a). Although this idea was based on pure speculation, it was a common viewpoint at that time which had been gathering support ever since that continent was rediscovered by Columbus.

In his Treatise on Foreign Languages and Unknown Islands[1348.39] he has a footnote which describes the account of Hanno‘s Voyage as ‘apochryphal’.

(a) http://www.canadiana.org/view/09651/0003