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Phantom islands are islands that are believed to exist and appear on maps for a period of time (sometimes centuries), and then are removed after they are proven not to exist (or the general population stops believing that they exist).


Some phantom islands arose through the mislocation of actual islands: for instance, Pepys Island was actually a misidentification of the Falkland Islands. California appears on some early maps as an island, but was later discovered to be attached to the mainland of North America. Others appear to have always been mythical, while a few may have been actual islands or sand banks which are no longer above water. Pepys Island was a phantom island, said to lie about 230 miles north of the Falkland Islands. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... A sandbank is a patch of sand in water, which creates a shallow area which may pose a hazard to boats. ...


As opposed to Phantom Islands, Lost Lands are islands or continents believed by some to have existed during pre-history, but to have disappeared as a result of catastrophic geological phenomena or slowly rising sea levels since the end of the last Ice Age. Lost Lands are islands or continents believed by some to have existed during pre-history, but to have since disappeared as a result of catastrophic geological phenomena. ... Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Catastrophism is the theory that Earth has been affected by sudden, short-lived, violent events that were sometimes worldwide in scope. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


List of phantom islands

Antillia (or Antilia) was a phantom island said to lie in the Atlantic Ocean far to the west of Spain. ... An 1868 map of South America, showing the Aurora Islands east of the Falkland Islands. ... Avalon (probably from the Celtic word abal: apple; see Etymology below) is a legendary island somewhere in the British Isles, famous for its beautiful apples. ... This page is about the possible island called Bacalao, for the Portuguese dish that is also known as Bacalao, see Bacalhau. ... Baltia was a legendary island in Roman mythology, said to be in northern Europe. ... Situated somewhere west of Europe, St. ... Buss Island is a phantom island. ... Buyan Island, by Ivan Bilibin. ... The Island of California is shown on a 1650 map by Nicolas Sanson The Island of California refers to a long-held European misconception, dating from the 16th century, that California was not part of mainland North America but rather a large island separated from the continent by the Mare... For the native Isle of Man Cat, see Manx Cat. ... Pieter Bruegel the Elders The Land of Cockaigne, painted in 1567. ... The Isle of Demons is a mythological land once believed to exist near Newfoundland. ... Dougherty is the name of a phantom island believed to be located in the southern hemisphere towards Australia. ... South Pacific (south of French Tuamotu islands and east of New Zealand) Ernest‑Legouvé Reef was reported in 1902 by the unnamed captain of the French ship Ernest‑Legouvé. The reef was about 100 meters long and another reef was sighted near it. ... Estotiland is a region of land appearing on the Zeno map, ostensibly on the western side of the Atlantic Ocean in the location of Labrador. ... The Zeno Map showing Frisland - lower left hand side Frisland, also called Frischlant, Friesland, Freezeland, Frislandia, or Fixland, was a mythical island that appeared on virtually all of the maps of the North Atlantic from the 1560s through the 1660s. ... Great Ireland or Ireland the Great, also known as White Mens Land (Old Norse Hvítramannaland) is a phantom island believed by many Norsemen to be located near Vinland. ... Groclant is generally pictured on the western side of Greenland, first appearing on maps in the late 1500s. ... Hunter Island is an island in the Pacific Ocean, in dispute between New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu Hunter Island is an island off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. ... The Isle of Mam was a phantom island, said to lie some distance west of the English Channel, approximately where the Great Sole Bank can be found. ... The Goodwin Sands are a 10-mile long sand bank in the English Channel, lying six miles east of Deal in Kent, England. ... South Pacific (south of French Tuamotu islands and east of New Zealand) Maria-Theresa Reef was reported on 16 November 1843 by a Captain Asaph P. Taber (not Tabor) of the Maria-Theresa, a New Bedford, Massachusetts, whaler, to be is situated at 37°00S, 151°13W. It... Mayda is the name of a fictitious island that has been shown as having a real existence on several published maps at various points in history. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Pepys Island was a phantom island, said to lie about 230 miles north of the Falkland Islands. ... ÃŽle Philippaux is a phantom island believed at one time to be real, shown on early maps of Lake Superior as located between the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale. ... Podesta was a phantom island reported by the Italian Captain Pinocchio of the vessel Barone Podestà. It was located 900 miles west of Chiles coast. ... Rocabarra or Rocabarraigh is a phantom island or rock in Gaelic myth, which is supposed to appear three times, the last being at the end of the world. ... The Rupes Nigra was believed to be a magnetic island of black rock, 33 miles wide and located at the Magnetic North Pole. ... Sannikov Land (Земля Санникова in Russian) was a phantom island in the Arctic Ocean that had supposedly been observed by some explorers to the north of the New Siberian Islands. ... New Siberian Islands (Russian: Новосиби́рские острова), an archipelago, located to the North of the East Siberian coast between the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea north of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. ... Schjetman Reef is a supposed phantom island, reported discovered by the Norwegian captain Ole Andreas Schjetnan in 1868. ... The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ශ්රී ලංකා in Sinhala / இலங்கை in Tamil) (known as Ceylon before 1972) is a tropical island nation off the southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent. ... Terra Australis is the large continent on the bottom of the map Terra Australis (also: Terra Australis Incognita, Latin for the unknown land of the South) was an imaginary continent, appearing on European maps from the 15th to the 18th century. ... Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. ... Vinland was the name given to a part of North America by the Icelandic Norseman Leif Eiríksson, about the year (AD)1000. ...

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Phantom island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (216 words)
Phantom islands are islands that are believed to exist and appear on maps for a period of time (sometimes centuries), and then are removed after they are proven not to exist (or the general population stops believing that they exist).
Some phantom islands arose through the mislocation of actual islands: for instance, Pepys Island was actually a misidentification of the Falkland Islands.
As opposed to Phantom Islands, Lost Lands are islands or continents believed by some to have existed during pre-history, but to have disappeared as a result of catastrophic geological phenomena or slowly rising sea levels since the end of the last Ice Age.
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