Carta marina et descriptio septentrionalium terrarum latin for marine map and description of the northern lands. Here be duck trees and sea swine the first time one looks at a color print of olaus magnus 1539 carta marina the eyes scan.
Sea monsters on a gorgeous renaissance map.
Carta marina 1539. The carta marina is a renaissance era map of northern europe and the north atlantic printed in 1539 in venice. North sea region maps. Olaus magnus worked on the carta marina a marine map and description of the northern lands and of their marvels most carefully drawn up at venice in the year 1539 through the generous assistance of the most honourable lord and patriarch hieronymo quirino diligently between 1527 and 1539 while he was on a diplomatic trip in rome.
But it s what s going on in the seas that draws the eye. The swedish olaus magnus was a catholic ecclesiastic and a writer who is best known for his monumental work a description of the northern peoples. Drafted in rome in 1539 by one of the more prominent scandinavian catholics in higher ecclesiastical service it contains detail that is lacking in many other early maps of the region.
It was made in rome by a man named olaus magnus. One of the most accurate cartographical productions of its age the map was drafted in rome in 1539 and contains detail and a level of skill lacking in many other early maps of the region. The carta marina was printed in 1539 and stayed in print for twelve years.
Options refworks print link email cite request get help holdings. And it s the carta marina that introduces visitors to this endlessly fascinating world. Carta marina 1539 map by olaus magnus.
Here in 1539 the carta marina et descriptio septentrionalium terrarium marine map description of the northern lands was finally printed after twelve years of work. 77 x 107 cm. In olaus magnus olaus magnus carta marina 1539 was the first detailed map of scandinavia with any pretensions to accuracy.
His foremost work however is the historia de gentibus septentrionalibus 1555 a history of the northern peoples inspired by humanist historiography and imbued with patriotic warmth which gives a picture. Commonly abbreviated carta marina is the first map of the nordic countries to give details and place names created by swedish ecclesiastic olaus magnus and initially published in 1539. The carta marina is a map of scandinavia.
Few copies were printed possibly due to cost. Generalstabens litografiska anstalt 1965. The carta marina of the swedish geographer and historian olaus magnus is one of the earliest accurate cartographic depictions of the scandinavian peninsula.
Olaus magnus carta marina.
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