Olaus Magnus' 16th-Century Map of Scandinavia

The Carta Marina is a fascinating map of Scandinavia from the 16th century. It was the first large-scale map of a European region. The portrayal of what we know as Scandinavia, while still not accurate by today's standards, was more accurate than on earlier maps of the period. The illustrations remain beautiful to this day.

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