The Great Southern Continent
"Symmetry demanded it, the balance of the earth demanded it - for in the absence of this tremendous mass of land, what, asked Gerardus Mercator, was there to prevent the world from toppling over to destruction amidst the stars?
The Great Southern continent was to most thinkers of the time more than mere knowledge founded on discovery and experience - it was a feeling, a tradition, a logical and now even a theological necessity, a compelling and inescapable mathematical certitude. Its discovery must come."
- Excerpt from the book "Wild Sea" by Joy McCann.