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missalsfromiram:

Up until the early 20th century, a large and scattered archipelago of small, uninhabited islands, called the Anson Archipelago, was thought to exist between Hawaii and Japan. These islands had been included in maps ever since George Anson, an 18th-century British Admiral, seized Spanish navigational charts of these waters during his voyage around the world.
Between the 1880s and 1930s, it was discovered that most of the Anson Archipelago did not exist - that it was a collection of phantom islands. Accordingly, they were removed from maps. The only islands in the group that are known to exist today are Marcus Island (or Minami-Tori-shima, a possession of Japan) and Wake Island, a possession of the US. Likewise, most of the “Magelhaes Archipel” depicted on the map does not exist, either, excepting Parece Vela (or Okinotori-shima) and the well-known Izu, Bonin, and Volcano island chains south of Japan.
This image is a detail of the map of the West Pacific included in the 1891 German Stielers Handatlas. Note also the doubtful islands in the lower right of the map.

missalsfromiram:

Up until the early 20th century, a large and scattered archipelago of small, uninhabited islands, called the Anson Archipelago, was thought to exist between Hawaii and Japan. These islands had been included in maps ever since George Anson, an 18th-century British Admiral, seized Spanish navigational charts of these waters during his voyage around the world.

Between the 1880s and 1930s, it was discovered that most of the Anson Archipelago did not exist - that it was a collection of phantom islands. Accordingly, they were removed from maps. The only islands in the group that are known to exist today are Marcus Island (or Minami-Tori-shima, a possession of Japan) and Wake Island, a possession of the US. Likewise, most of the “Magelhaes Archipel” depicted on the map does not exist, either, excepting Parece Vela (or Okinotori-shima) and the well-known Izu, Bonin, and Volcano island chains south of Japan.

This image is a detail of the map of the West Pacific included in the 1891 German Stielers Handatlas. Note also the doubtful islands in the lower right of the map.

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dyl-tron:

Rumor has it he drank so much coffee that every atom in his body vibrated at just the right frequency to transport them to different dimensions. His mind, being attached to his body, stretched throughout the multiverse, fragmenting and projecting various aspects of his identity into different worlds. The part that remains with us stares blankly into space, seeing all that we cannot.

Another rumor simply says that he has gone mad.

Either way, we can all agree that he has lost his mind.

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