posted on Dec, 14 2008 @ 04:29 PM
I found this forum quite by accident whilst googling for more information about 'Max Igan' after coming into contact with his pdf publication
"Earth's forbidden secrets."
Whilst I have barely glanced at the book yet some of the comments on this forum have compelled me to write in order to point out some glaring
inaccuracies and omissions that in my opinion, are meant to deceive the reader or at least cause him to unwittingly fall into the way of thinking of
the author. Much in the way that 'psychics' con people with their cold reading skills.
I'm only going to cover the Philippe Bauche map and the comments directed at it here.
Firstly the poster that suggests that this is a map of the UK is falling into the same trap that Mr 'Ingle' does and that is to ignore the
information clearly given in the text.
This is a map of Antarctica ( of a sort, which I shall explain shortly )
The map os clearly titled "carte des Terres Australis" and the land mass in the centre is labelled "Terres Anractiques". The capes of Africa and
South America are clearly shown as is what had then been discovered of New Holland ( Australia ). So it's not the UK, that's somethintg that can be
stated as fact.
on to what Mr "Ingle" has to say and I'll quote if I may ( I checked that copyright law allows me to quote extracts ).
The Bauche Map of 1737 Phillip Bauche was a French geographer of the 18th century who also drew a map that clearly shows Antarctica except that
Bauche's map shows Antarctica two separate land masses, with detailed shorelines (fig.3). For many years the map was generally considered to be wrong
because when Antarctica was discovered it actually looked nothing what Bauche had drawn. Then in 1958 a seismic survey of Antarctica was carried out
which surprisingly showed that Antarctica was indeed two archipelago islands covered by a thick layer of ice that made it appear as only one land mass
and not only that, but that the general topography of the lands beneath the ice matches the drawings on the Bauche map in every detail. So how on
earth this can be in any way possible? This map means that Bauche was in possession of a correct map showing Antarctica 100 years before it was
discovered and not only that, but without any ice on it. Antarctica has not been in an ice free condition for a minimum of at least 10,000 years and
many scientists believe that the period of time to be more like several million years.
Unfortunately this contains some inaccuracies and omissions.
The map was not of 1737 but was definitely printed some time after June 1739 as this was the end of the journey that led to the original coastal
mapping done at thet time. It says so on the map if I can offer you a translation of the test to the right of the map.
MAP OF THE SOUTHERN LANDS contained between the Tropic of Capricorn and the South Pole, where can be seen the new discoveries made in 1739 south of
the Cape of Good Hope on the orders of the Gentlemen of the Indies Company. Drawn up from the memoirs and the original map of M de Lovier Bouvet,
leader of this expedition, by Philippe Bauche of the Academie Royale des Science, son-in-law of the late M Delisle, Private Geographer to the King,
and from the same Academie.
Now Maxwell unfortunately misleads the reader by not mentioning a couple of things. First being that there was an original version of this map that
shows nothing of the unknown parts of Antarctica at that time.
large here Bauche original
Clearly shown in red are the known and mapped areas of the coastline at that time.
I shall have to continue in a second post. Forgive me going on but I feel it is important. More to follow.