Sation 1, description

The “History of all Kings of the Goths and Swedes” by Johannes Magnus contains one of the earliest maps of the Baltic Sea and of Scandinavia. The history was published by Magnus’ brother, Swedish bishop Olaus Magnus, in 1554. The map was based on his great “Carta Marina” from 1539. The woodcut only provides a highly simplified depiction of the coastline and topographical features. Nonetheless, the map names the individual regions of Scandinavia and neighbouring lands on the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

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