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Joining The Dots


Joining The Dots

I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato's own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.


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Nicolas Sanson

Sanson, Nicolas

nicolas_sansonNicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the father of French cartography and founder of the famed Sanson firm. Around 1677, his son, Guillaume published one of Nicolas’ maps depicting North and South America entitled Atlantis Insula. They subsequently published maps showing how America had been divided up between the ten Atlantean royal families, with Mexico allocated to Atlas.

Vaugondy, Gilles Robert de

Vaugondy MapGilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) together with his son, Didier (1723-1786), were important French 18th century cartographers and globemakers, who in common with many of their peers depicted North America as the location of Plato’s Atlantis on some of their maps. Didier was  appointed geographer to King Louis XV. They were related to the arguably better known cartographer Nicolas Sanson.