Plenty of people are perplexed by Ptolemy’s peculiar perspectives.
Ptolemy’s rectangular North Africa is particularly puzzling.
However, Ptolemy’s North Africa becomes far more familiar when it’s Western coastline is subjected to a 48° [clockwise] Senegal Swing.
Reconciling Ptolemy’s Fortunate Islands with modern maps is a challenge.
Malaga Bay – Cape Bojador and The Fortunate Islands
The Senegal Swing probably coincided with the opening of the Red Sea but it’s likely the revised co-ordinates for West Africa weren’t updated in Ptolemy’s Geography.
The Heinsohn Horizon and The Parting of the Red Sea
The maps in surviving manuscripts of Ptolemy’s Geography, however, only date from about 1300, after the text was rediscovered by Maximus Planudes.
It seems likely that the topographical tables in books 2–7 are cumulative texts – texts which were altered and added to as new knowledge became available in the centuries after Ptolemy. This means that information contained in different parts of the Geography is likely to be of different dates.
Wikipedia – Ptolemy
Malaga Bay – The Arabian Horizon – The Ptolemy Inheritance
… the surviving manuscripts of Ptolemy’s Geography [AD 150] date from “about 1300” i.e. 150 AD + 1170 years = 1320 CE.
Malaga Bay – The Classical Latin Continuity Kludge
In a remarkable coincidence / confirmation [delete as appropriate] the trajectory of the Canaries is very closely aligned with the 48° Senegal Swing.
The trajectory indicates the vertical velocity is slightly greater than the horizontal velocity.
The curved shape of the Madeira, Canary and Cape Verde volcanic chains suggest the vertical and horizontal velocities increased as the volcanic chains moved northwards.
It’s possible the Madeira, Canary and Cape Verde volcanic chains are trailing edge artefacts attached to North Africa by lava tubes containing friction heated molten rock.
Cueva de los Verdes is a lava tube and tourist attraction of the Haria municipality on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands (Spain).
Wikipedia – Cueva de los Verdes
A lava tube, or pyroduct, is a natural conduit formed by flowing lava from a volcanic vent that moves beneath the hardened surface of a lava flow. If lava in the tube empties, it will leave a cave.
Wikipedia – Lava Tube
Independent observers having problems swallowing this burial and resurrection narrative promoted by the Ecclesiastical Scientists might like to consider forgotten friction.
Malaga Bay – Flipping Geology: Forgotten Friction
The increases in vertical and horizontal velocities with latitude are consistent with an Inflating Earth transitioning from an ovoid to a spheroid.
The Inflating Earth
If the Earth was once “like an egg” with an “altitude” of “one third the diameter” Then there should be some evidence of the Earth’s inflationary evolution.
Malaga Bay – Alaskan Muck: Anaximander’s Cake
The increase in horizontal velocity with latitude helps explain the 48° Senegal Swing experienced by Ptolemy’s North Africa.
The evidence suggests the Senegal Swing detached Southern Africa from North Africa.
In 2018 the realm of Geomagnetism was disturbed by results showing Southern Africa performed a “coherent loop” of 360 degrees between [about] 425 and 1370 CE.
The second clue that the mainstream has missed a trick is the Al-Mas‘udi world map which clearly indicates Northern Africa and Southern Africa were once separate land masses.
The mainstream dating of the Al-Mas‘udi world map is 947 AD.
Malaga Bay – Spinning Southern Africa
Al-Mas’udi (c. 896–956) was an Arab historian, geographer and traveler.
Wikipedia – Al-Masudi
It’s said the “majority” of Fuerteventura was created 5 million years ago.
Fuerteventura is the oldest island in the Canary Islands dating back 20 million years to a volcanic eruption from the Canary hotspot.
The majority of the island was created about 5 million years ago and since then has been eroded by wind and precipitation.
On the seabed off the West coast of the island rests an enormous slab of bedrock 22 km (14 mi) long and 11 km (7 mi) wide, which appears to have slid off the island largely intact at some point in prehistory, similar to the predicted future collapse of Cumbre Vieja, a geological fault on another Canary Island, La Palma.
The last volcanic activity in Fuerteventura occurred between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago.
Wikipedia – Fuerteventura
This places the making of the “majority” of Fuerteventura in the Messinian stage of the Miocene.
Wikipedia – Miocene
The Miocene places the making of the “majority” of Fuerteventura in the Current Era.
This inexplicable discovery then became a catastrophic problem for the mainstream when Louis Hissink reported the Roman aqueduct was buried under Miocene stratigraphy.
Malaga Bay – The Miocene Mysteries
Earth Scientists would be better served if they stopped adding lots of lovely noughts to their geological ages because the latest epochs are dated by artefacts and observations.
Malaga Bay – Geological Rot
And the making of the “majority” of Fuerteventura in the Current Era probably provides an explanation for seafarers reporting the ocean was “burning past Cape Bojador”.
Cape Bojador … is also known as the “Bulging Cape”, although no references to this usage are to be found in standard geographical references.
The Cape’s name in Arabic is “Abu Khatar”, meaning “the father of danger”.
The disappearance of numerous European vessels that had made prior attempts to round the Cape despite its violent seas, led some to suggest the presence of sea monsters.
They thought the ocean was burning past Cape Bojador…
Wikipedia – Cape Bojador
Getting past Cape Bojador was a major problem for “superstitious” seafarers [especially those that didn’t return home] who thought “sea monsters” and the “edge of the world” lay beyond.
The Cape Bojador volcanic activity subsided between 1433 and 1434.
Malaga Bay – Cape Bojador and The Burning Ocean
Review the evidence and draw your own conclusions.