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LaBorde, Jean Benjamin de

Jean-Benjamin De LaBorde (1734-1794) was best known as a musician Labordefrom the age of 14 but was also a historian and cartographer(a). In his Histoire abregeee de la Mer du Sud [1266]+,  it appears he was the first to suggest a sunken continent in the South Pacific with New Zealand and other island groups being today’s remnants>of a lost land comparable with Plato’s Atlantis.

However, Atlantisforschung suggests that LaBorde was more inclined to associate America with Atlantis(b).<

Unfortunately, his musical and scientific interests were curtailed when his association with Louis XV led him to the guillotine.


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(b) Jean Benjamin de La Borde – ( *