Atlas of places that don t exist
An Atlas of Countries That Dont Exist: A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States by Nick MiddletonAcclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton takes us on a magical tour of countries that, lacking diplomatic recognition or UN membership, inhabit a world of shifting borders, visionary leaders and forgotten peoples.
Most of us think we know what a country is, but in truth the concept is rather slippery. From Catalonia to the Crimea, and from Africas last colony to the European republic that enjoyed just a solitary day of independence, the places in this book may lie on the margins of legitimacy, but all can be visited in the real world.
Beautifully illustrated by fifty regional maps, each shadowy country is literally cut out of the page of this book. Alongside stories, facts and figures, this Atlas brings to life a dreamlike world of nations that exist only in the minds of the people who live there.
Islands, seas and countries on the map that don’t exist
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NON-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography were all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. And phantom islands that never really existed are still being presented as "real" in the 21st century. As recently as , the so-called Sandy Island between Australia and New Caledonia was established as non-existent. Australia and North America were once supposed to have vast inland seas that were drawn on maps. California was believed to be an island off the west coast of America, and a mythical sea passage known as the Strait of Anian gave sailors hope of a quick passage to the East.
I love the design of this book and the bits and pieces of information for a variety of places, from those I've heard of, like Catalonia or Rapa Nui, to the unfamiliar, such as Barotseland. I like maps The first thing you'll notice if you happen to have the hardcover edition of An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist is its gorgeous design. I don't just mean the cover art, which is elegant by itself Nick Middleton.
Nick Middleton examines the notion of nations and borders, creating an atlas of countries, states and republics that may not officially exist but that strive for legitimate political recognition. Stuart Hill spent his first night in the North Sea archipelago of Shetland in hospital with hypothermia. He had been rescued by coastguards after capsizing in his converted rowing boat, Maximum Exposure, during an ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the British Isles. It was the eighth and final time he was rescued in the four months since leaving Kent, and his maritime mishaps had earned him a nickname in the British media — Captain Calamity. But he liked Shetland, so Hill decided to stay.