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    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.Read More »
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Joachim Lelewel

Lelewel, Joachim Ignacy

Joachim Ignacy Lelewel (1786-1861) was a Polish historian, geographer and political activist. He published a number of multi-volume historical works. Regarding Atlantis he also published a map(a) in 1831[1760] which located Plato’s Island in the Atlantic directly west of the Strait of Gibraltar. While the map only shows lines of latitude, its longitudinal orientation is rather askew. Although it includes a distorted Britain it completely omits Ireland!

However, Lelewel considered Atlantis to be an invention inspired by the ancient stories of the Isles of the Blessed.

(a) Atlantis, Map, 1831 Wall Art, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Wall Peels | Great Big Canvas