"The Atlantis: A Southern World,--Or a Wonderful Continent,--Discovered in the Great Southern Ocean, and Supposed to be The Atlantis of Plato, or The Terra Australis Incognita of Dr. Swift, During a Voyage Conducted by Alonzo Pinzon Commander of The American Metal Ship Astrea"

Title"The Atlantis: A Southern World,--Or a Wonderful Continent,--Discovered in the Great Southern Ocean, and Supposed to be The Atlantis of Plato, or The Terra Australis Incognita of Dr. Swift, During a Voyage Conducted by Alonzo Pinzon Commander of The American Metal Ship Astrea"
Year for Search1838
AuthorsProspero, Peter L.L.D. [pseud.?]
Secondary TitleThe American Museum of Science, Literature and the Arts (Baltimore, MD)
Volume / Edition 1.1-4 - 2.1, 5-6
Pagination42-65, 222-55, 321-41, 421-46; 37-41, 365-72, 481-84
Date PublishedSeptember - December 1838, January, May - June 1839
Annotation

Eutopia. Describes the city of Saturnia, the capital city of Atlantis, which appears to be a middle ground between this life and Heaven. Emperors like Nero and Tiberius are porters and servants here, as are similarly behaved Cardinals, Bishops, and other “great men”. Others, better men, like Benjamin Franklin live, converse, and continue their work in the arts and sciences. Very few are married to those they were married to in their previous lives. The government is similar to that of the U. S., and George Washington is President. Mostly presented through conversations among the great and good of the past and with the contemporary visitor, who asks them questions about their works.

Pseudonym

Prospero, Peter, L. L. D. [pseud.?].

Full Text

1838 Prospero, Peter, L. L. D. [pseud.?]. “The Atlantis: A Southern World,–Or a Wonderful Continent,–Discovered in the Great Southern Ocean, and Supposed to be The Atlantis of Plato, or The Terra Australis Incognita of Dr. Swift, During a Voyage Conducted by Alonzo Pinzon Commander of The American Metal Ship Astrea.” The American Museum of Science, Literature and the Arts (Baltimore, MD) 1.1-4 - 2.1, 5-6 (September - December 1838, January, May - June 1839): 42-65, 222-55, 321-41, 421-46; 37-41, 365-72, 481-84.

Eutopia. Describes the city of Saturnia, the capital city of Atlantis, which appears to be a middle ground between this life and Heaven. Emperors like Nero and Tiberius are porters and servants here, as are similarly behaved Cardinals, Bishops, and other “great men”. Others, better men, like Benjamin Franklin live, converse, and continue their work in the arts and sciences. Very few are married to those they were married to in their previous lives. The government is similar to that of the U. S., and George Washington is President. Mostly presented through conversations among the great and good of the past and with the contemporary visitor, who asks them questions about their works.