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Atlas of True Names

This so cool.

The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated, the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.

The 'True Names' of 3000 cities, countries, rivers, oceans and mountain ranges are displayed on these four fascinating maps, each of which includes a comprehensive index of derivations.

The Atlas of True Names restores an element of enchantment to the world we all think we know so well.
It takes the reader on a journey into the unknown – a unique exploration of uncharted territory in that familiar place we all know as ‘home’.

Take a look at the world through fresh eyes!

You can buy the maps from Amazon
Atlas of True Names - World Map
Atlas of True Names - British Isles Map
Atlas of True Names - Europe Map

I got this from crowleycrow

Comments

Does it have Hill Hill Hill Hill in England?

Never mind...

It appears that Torpenhow Hill is apocryphal. Bummer.

Re: Never mind...

But it sounds so plausible :-(
ooooooo

gamer idea central!!!

Mama LIKE!!!

thank you!!!
Glad to help :-)
I so want that world map...! You have seen the Strange Maps site, haven't you?