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Started by Figleaf, April 22, 2020, 10:26:12 AM
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QuoteAnton van den Wyngaerde's "Panorama of London" dated 1543 depicts and refers to the Isle of Dogs. Records show that ships preparing to carry the English royal household to Calais in 1520 docked at the southern bank of the island. The name Isle of Dogges occurs in the Thamesis Descriptio of 1588, applied to a small island in the south-western part of the peninsula. The name is next applied to the Isle of Dogs Fam (originally known as Pomfret Manor) shown on a map of 1683.
Quote from: FosseWay on May 11, 2020, 08:16:39 AMInteresting... I had never heard of the Isle of Ducks. I seem to have misplaced the Isle of Dogs as well - it was clearly in Middlesex and not Essex.The photo on the previous page clearly has JARVIS WINSOR but Williamson has JAMES. Is this a mistake or are there two diffferent tokens?
Quote from: malj1 on May 11, 2020, 08:46:03 AMPortsea Island seems a bit iffy!
Quote from: pk72 on October 27, 2020, 03:49:17 PM... though slightly late in adding a comment... in accordance with International Maritime Law, islands should be capable of supporting life, thereby differentiating islands from rocks. This is important to help define baselines from where Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) are measured.... of course this is only academic and not related to coins !!
Quote from: Alex Island on October 27, 2020, 06:01:12 PMIn order to have the right to issue passports to migrants, to demand representation in the United Nations Organization, and the like, a piece of rock on which you can plant your flag and declare all the surrounding waters a "neutral zone" for an "independent state" is enough.
Quote from: Figleaf on October 27, 2020, 06:13:08 PMThat is completely untrue. International law holds that a nation must have a territory, a permanent population and (though this part is a majority, not a consensus opinion) a degree of international recognition. Since every spot on earth except for the two poles is claimed by at least one member of the UN, there is no easy way to create a new UN member or an independent state.Peter