Published October 1, 1997
by Mapquest.com .
Written in English
|Series||Wychwood Antique Reproduction Maps|
|The Physical Object|
By the late sixteenth century, it appeared that no copy of Olaus Magnus' large wall map had survived. For over three centuries the large Carta Marina simply disappeared from view. Then, in , a copy of the original woodcut map of was discovered in the Hof- und Staatsbibliothek (now the Bayerisches Staatsbibliothek) in Münich, Germany. Olaus Magnus A Description of the Northern Peoples Book Summary: The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. As a Swede, Olaus Magnus knew the map of Scandinavia in the edition of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia was hopelessly inaccurate. To set the record straight and to provide the best possible aid to navigators, (National Geographic) Ocean Eddies in the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus (Plymouth Marine Library, PDF). Olaus Magnus, Swedish Olaf Mansson, (born October , Linköping, Swed.—died Aug. 1, , Rome), Swedish ecclesiastic and author of an influential history of Scandinavia.. A Catholic priest, he went to Rome in , during the Swedish Reformation, and thereafter lived in exile, first in Danzig and later in Italy, with his brother Archbishop Johannes Magnus, on whose death he was .
Olaus Magnus, a highly educated Swedish priest and scholar, published his geographically and ethnographically remarkable map of the Northern countries, the Carta marina, in Venice in During his travels in southern and central Europe Olaus Magnus had noticed how little people knew about the northern regions. Through the map he wanted to remove this map – which was one of. Olaus Magnus was a Catholic priest in Lutheran Sweden; a man of Renaissance, an attentive observer of the Nature and life around him. Exiled in Germany, he started drawing a large map of the Northern countries on nine woodcut blocks. It was completed in Venice, between and , after 12 years of work. Olaus Magnus was formally the last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden. He got this appointment in But as Sweden had broken the relationships with the Pope in , this was only Pro Forma. Carta Marina The probably most well-known work by Olaus Magnus is the Carta Marina (Olaus Magnus himself preferred the title Carta Gothica. This map. Olaus Magnus was a 16th-century ecclesiastic, cartographer, and historian and in his book 'History of the Northern Peoples' (), he writes 'Those who sail up along the coast of Norway to trade or to fish, tell the remarkable story of how a sea serpent or sea dragaon of fearsome size, feet long and 20 feet wide, resides in rifts and caves outside Bergen.
Olaf Månsson (Latinized as Olaus Magnus) was born in Linköping, in southeastern Sweden, in His early schooling came at the cathedral school at Västeras. A lifelong love of travel was ignited when at age fifteen he made a trip to Oslo, about miles from his home. Olaus had already earlier written Carta marina et Descriptio septemtrionalium terrarum ac mirabilium rerum in eis contentarum, diligentissime elaborata Anno Domini Veneciis liberalitate Reverendissimi Domini Ieronimi Quirini, which translates as "A Marine map and Description of the Northern Lands and of their Marvels, most carefully drawn up at Venice in the year through the generous. In , the Catholic Swedish priest Olaus Magnus published a large map of Scandinavia, the Baltic region, and the North Sea. His Carta Marina was published in Venice, where Olaus spent an important part of his more than 30 years in exile: He had come as an envoy to the Pope, but was eventually stranded, unable to return to a Sweden that had become Lutheran during his absence. The Swedish scholar and prelate, Olaus Magnus (âe"), last Catholic archbishop of Uppsala, lived the latter half of his life in exile. His devotion to his country and his people never faltered, nor his determination to give them a glorious place on the European cultural map by his writings. On his justly famous Carta Marina, published in Venice in , he promised a fuller account of.