SPAIN / IBERIA - NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts. Led research team may have finally located the lost city of Atlantis, the legendary metropolis believed swamped by a tsunami thousands of years ago, in mud flats in southern Spain. To solve the age-old mystery, the team analyzed satellite imagery of a suspected submerged city just north of Cadiz. There, buried in the vast marshlands of the Dona Ana Park, they believe that they pinpointed the ancient, multiringed dominion known as Atlantis.
Based on the work of geophysicists Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp, this 1968 map of the ocean floor helped bring the concept of plate tectonics to a wide audience. Tharp began plotting the depths in 1950 from soundings taken by ships in the Atlantic, but, as a woman, wasn't allowed on the ships herself. In 1978 she was awarded the Society's Hubbard Medal for her pioneering research.
A beautiful 1855 first edition example of Colton's map of Turkey in Asia and the Caucuses. Covers from the Crimea south to the Nile Delta, west as far as the Aegean, and east to the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. - See more at: http://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/TurkeyIraq-colton-1855#sthash.U7kwfdjQ.dpuf
Amazon River Vintage Map 1920s Antique Long Map Discovery of the Amazon River