Map Map of the Sea.
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- Map of the Sea.
- The Carta marina of the Swedish geographer and historian Olaus Magnus is one of the earliest accurate cartographic depictions of the Scandinavian peninsula. 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. Originally intended for his Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus (A description of the Nordic peoples), the map was published some 15 years before the appearance of this majestic work. Olaus Magnus is generally regarded as the first to propound the idea of a Northeast Passage. This is the second edition of this map, published by Antoine Lafréry in 1572.
- Magnus, Olaus, 1490-1557 Creator.
Created / Published
- Rome : Antoine Lafréry, 1572.
- - Finland
- - Norway
- - Sweden
- - 1539
- - Scandinavia
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "Scale 1:3,700,000"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 1 map on 2 sheets joined together: copper engraving, color, 52 x 79 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: National Library of Sweden.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Magnus, Olaus, Creator. Map of the Sea. Rome: Antoine Lafréry, 1572. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668418/.
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Magnus, O. (1572) Map of the Sea. Rome: Antoine Lafréry. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668418/.
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Magnus, Olaus, Creator. Map of the Sea. Rome: Antoine Lafréry, 1572. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668418/>.