Collection: 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).

Sadly, only two copies of this map still exist. One is kept in the Bavarian State Library in Munich and the other resides in the Uppsala University Library in Sweden.