Mappe-Monde ou Carte Genérale de la Terre Divisée en Deux Hémispheres, by Nicolas de Fer, first published in 1694.

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Genérale de la Terre Divisée en Deux Hémispheres, by Nicolas de Fer, first published in 1694.

Travel

Volume II, Number 3 | summer 2009

The traveler with nothing on him sings in the robber’s face.

—Juvenal, c. 125

Lapham’sDaily

A telescopic image of the formalhault solar system. A bright dot is surrounded by a cloud of smaller red dots. An inset shows a close-up of what looks like a planet, labeled Formalhault b.

DÉjÀ Vu

Space Oddities

2020:

Exoplanet revealed to be nothing but a large cloud of dust.

1903:

Supposed irrigation canals on Mars are merely optical illusions.

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The World in Time

Peter Fritzsche

Lewis H. Lapham speaks with the author of Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich. More