THE CARTA MARINA
The Carta Marina is a map of Scandinavia. It was made in Rome by a man named Olaus Magnus. 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”.
The Carta Marina was printed in 1539 and stayed in print for twelve years. It was printed from nine wood panels and measures a huge 49 “x 67” (125 X 170cm).