Hy-Brasil (phantom island)
From Kook Science
Hy-Brasil (or O'Brasil[e], Brazil[e], Brasyle, Bracile, etc.) is a phantom island of the Atlantic Ocean, reputedly situated to the west of Ireland, having been plotted and relocated repeatedly over the course of several hundred years of cartographic discovery.
- the 1325-39 map of Angelino Dulcert (of Genoa), showing the island of Brasil, as well as Saint Brendan's Island and Antilia;
- the 1367 map of Pizzigano, showing the islands of Brasil, Antilia and Saint Brandan;
- the 1375 map of Abraham Cresques, placing the island of Brasil to the south-west of Ireland;
- the 1434 map of Vinland, placing the "island of Branzilæ" as just south of Antilia;
- the 1436 map of Andrea Bianco, showing an island called "Isola de Bersil";
- the 1562 map of Diego Gutiérrez, placing Brasil at the middle of the Atlantic Ocean;
- the 1572 map of Abraham Ortelius, placing Brasil to the West of Ireland.
- Freitag, Barbara (2013), Hy Brasil: The Metamorphosis of an Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium, Amsterdam & New York: Rodopoi, http://amzn.to/2ggAV3K