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Cartography of deception: Hy Brazil, by Daniel Jablonski, Solo Project at SP-Arte 2020

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Hy Brazil is an investigation about error, deception, delusion. It takes as its object a ghost island called “Brazil” (or Hy Bressail, O'Brazil, Bracil, Bracir, etc.) long before the discovery of the Americas. Located close to the coast of Ireland, it was present in virtually all nautical maps, from 1325 to 1870, until it was finally discarded by modern cartography. In the meantime, the isle …

Hy Brazil is an investigation about error, deception, delusion. It takes as its object a ghost island called “Brazil” (or Hy Bressail, O'Brazil, Bracil, Bracir, etc.) long before the discovery of the Americas. Located close to the coast of Ireland, it was present in virtually all nautical maps, from 1325 to 1870, until it was finally discarded by modern cartography. In the meantime, the isle of Brazil has occupied a privileged place in the imagination of the era of navigation - in literature, scholasticism, mythology and even ufology - as a wonderful but unreachable place.

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