Atlantis: Mother of Empires

Atlantis: Mother of Empires

by Robert B. Stacy-Judd

Autographed / Numbered edition.

#113 of limited print run. Signed by author.

Los Angeles: DeVorss & Co, 1939. First edition. 4to. 336 pp. Illustrated. Half cloth over patterned boards, good. 26953 . Item #698 No. 82 of 1000 copies.

Source: Atlantis; Mother of Empires | Robert B. Stacy-Judd | First edition


” It is my wish to discuss with the reader certain assumptions and opinions, hypotheses and theories in an easily understandable form and in a spirit free of dogmatism and intolerance .” Robert B. Stacy-Judd (1884-1975)

bb ) Among the classics of Atlantology of the first half of the twentieth century that are little known in this country are Robert Benjamin Stacy-Judd’s, 1939, major work: Atlantis – Mother of Empires . [1] This opus represents one of the great Atlantic studies in the school of Ignatius Donnelly (1831-1901), in which the classical theory of Atlantological diffusionism is represented in a modified and updated variation.

Fig. 1 Robert Benjamin Stacy-Judd (1884-1975) in ‘Expedition-Set’

There is almost nothing known about Stacy-Judd’s biography at the moment. He was born in England in 1884 [2] . He was an architect by profession, and as such he has left his mark on his great passion for the ancient and ancient cultures of the world. Thus in an online article about him: ” The Atwater Bungalows (1931) in the Pueblo style (Fig. 3) are the work of a born in Britain architect Robert Stacy-Judd Stacy-Judd helped the Mayan, Aztec. – and to make other pre-Columbian styles popular during the 1920s and 1930s[in American architecture] .

Stacy-Judd arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1920s after designing several Egyptian-style theaters in Britain. [3] He has won many tenders for private and public buildings (Fig. 3) , including the Aztec Hotel (1924) in Monrovia, one of two Stacy-Judd-buildings on the list of the National Register of Historic Places . In the late 1930s he wrote several popular books on pre-Columbian cultures and a book on the lost continent of Atlantis . ” [4]

Unfortunately , this opus ( Atlantis – Mother of Empires ), published in 1939, has never become known in the German-speaking world, even though its author has certainly presented one of the most interesting and particularly interesting works of his time. Not only does his author portray high-profile private scholarsand non-conformist, multidisciplinary Atlantis scholars , but Stacy-Judd, along with the early Lewis Spence (1874-1955) in the first half of the twentieth century, takes a central position among the advocates of the classical Atlantis theory.