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Fortunatae Insulae (Canary Islands)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Ryan Horne
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 29, 2016 01:02 PM History
The "Blessed Islands", equivalent in most ancient literature to the modern Canary Islands (Islas Canarias).

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

28.0983335, -16.09

archipelago, island group

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 1a A3 Fortunatae Inss.

Note that some ancient sources also use the name "Fortunatae Insulae" to refer to the Madeira islands.

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Ryan Horne, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Fortunatae Insulae (Canary Islands): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2016 <> [accessed: 04 August 2020]

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