|Goode's Atlas of the World (1957, 100)|
Chavez Isla Santa Cruz / Indefatigable /
/ Chavez = Isla Sta. Cruz = Indefatigable
San Salvador James * San Salvador = Gone
Baltra South Seymour Isla Baltra = No name
On the tourist map of 2003, the Volcanoes are: Volcán Cerro Azul; V. Wolf; V. Darwin, V. Dragon, V. Santo Tomás and V. La Cumbre. The main island is called Isla Mariela, while Isla Bartolomé is new.
Nevertheless, the old names remained in the Goode Atlas until the 1978 or so. In 2003 there were some slight changes, but not many. Even so, most of the Columbus entourage disappeared from the world atlas. It acquired new, more modern names.
However, when I checked the expert's book on cartography I discovered that the Ptolemy had primitive equipment and for that reason the piece of land could never be found. Again, it was just as the Islands were never considered important enough to be taught in schools because. . . . who would ever want to visit such an isolated place or, for that matter, look for a badly drawn map of nowhere?
So there are two mysteries, that have no answers: Columbus circle of financial friends, and a map done by Ptolemy? Such mysteries can be solved, but it would take many more years than I have left. The name changes of the Galápagos Islands, are now extinct. Most of the new names have the word Isla or Is. attached to them.
Both maps have [or had] valid information for future readers. However, the no readers were interested in that kind of history, after all. EVERYONE knows what Christopher Columbus did in 1455, Oops, wasn't the discovery in 1492? Then why did Portugal use the year 1455 the same year that Columbus used the year 1493 on his return journey to Spain? H.m.m.m.m!