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Jolibois, Jean François

Jean François Jolibois (1794-1879) was a French historian and parish priest of Trévoux, who in 1846 declared his support for the idea of Atlantis having been somewhere in the Atlantic. The text of his essay can be found on the Internet(a), Dissertation sur l’Atlantide, and can be translated by your browser. It is an interesting paper as it gives us a view of the other commentators of the period. Jolibois provides a translation of Critias that was later used by Lewis Spence in conjunction with another French translation by P. Negris to provide a working version in The History of Atlantis.

(a) https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Dissertation_sur_l%E2%80%99Atlantide_-_1