Psalmanazar, George: AN HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF FORMOSA. An Island Subject to the Emperor of Japan. The Library of Impostors, No. 2. London, 1926. xlviii, 288 pp. 16 plates. 25x17 cm. Cloth.
Reprint of the most famous hoax in travel literature. Psalmanazar's detailed account of Formosa, about which he knew nothing, first appeared in 1704. It was championed by Samuel Johnson and Oxford University, where he was offered a chair in Formosan.
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