Georgius Hornius (1620-1670) was a German theologian, historian and geographer. In his 1669 offering, De Originibus Americanis he opted for America as Atlantis, based on a literal translation of Plato’s text.
>Thorwald C. Franke refers to Horn’s work “De originibus Americanis”, published in 1669, in which the professor “set up the thesis, among other things, that the Americans descended from Phoenicians, Scythians and Asiatics to reconcile biblical chronology and ethnology. Horn equated Plato’s Atlantis with America, whereby he relocated the sinking of Atlantis to the island world of the Gulf of Mexico: a theory by Peter Martyr d’Anghiera (1457-1526) said that these islands once formed a contiguous mainland. According to Horn, what the Egyptian priest said to Solon only applies to America.“(a)<