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Fortunatae Insulae (Canary Islands)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Ryan Horne
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
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Last modified May 29, 2016 01:02 PM History
The "Blessed Islands", equivalent in most ancient literature to the modern Canary Islands (Islas Canarias).

29.377905, -17.281894

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: 22 April 2024]

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