MAPS OF ATLANTIS
The descriptions of the ancients over the position and
extent of Atlantis, triggered off many Atlantologists writers and researchers,
geographers, cartographers, navigators etc. to draw maps for Atlantis naming
them ATLAS or ATLANTES. The various shapes of these
maps are divided into three groups. The first one and prevailing, until now,
presents an oblong shape from A to D, as it is more or less described by Plato.
The second group presents circular-quadrangular, star-like and trapezoid shapes that appear huge in the center of the Atlantic.
The third group follows the shape of the underwater mountain chain of today, that it looks like a mermaid. It is as if having a tail that narrows to the South.
Maps by Patroclus Kampanakis
They have been drawn in 1891 and published
in his book The procataclysm Communication of the Two Worlds via Atlantis
(Constantinople 1893). They are representative samples of the first group.
Map by Vasilis Pashos, founder of the Atlantis Museum
It has been drawn in 1979 and is exhibited in the Museum of Atlantis. It belongs to the first group.
Map of the publishing house BUDGET of London, 1912
Representative map of the second group by Kircher, a Jesuit researcher from German and Normandy. It was published in 1680 in his book Atlantis.
In the same group belongs also the map of Atlantis created by BUDGET in 1912, a publishing house specializing in maps. It is published in the book of the Italian G.D. AMATO Archaeological documents of Atlantis in 1924. Its main characteristic is the shape of the water canals and the land zones together with the bridges forming the Cross of Atlantis.
Map by Ignatius Donelly
A sample of the third group. Donelly issued this map in his book Atlantis in London, 1882. In this map, appear the colonies of Atlantis worldwide, while the same Atlantis is presented very small in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.