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Sogb'o, The Specific Ocean

Sogb'o, The Specific Ocean © Graeme Walker / The Pebble Museum 2019

Map produced by the Romford Maritime Commission in 1856 showing the location of Sogb'o island within the Specific Ocean. This ocean, in use until the early 20th century, is depicted here with both the grid reference and scale redacted, making it impossible to locate, or comprehend distances. Apocryphal narratives hold that Sogb'o took a full day to circumnavigate by mule. Scholars have since been using aerial photography in a hitherto unsuccessful effort to recognise the coast-line shown. The debate as to why the map has been censored continues.