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Olaus Magnus' 16th-Century Map of Scandinavia

Images and Quotes from the Historia

Ice and Volcanos

Olaus Magnus p. 46

Olaus Magnus, p. 46

 Ice

“Oftimes men can see nothing but the heavens, and ice, and snow, for that they attempt in the bitter winter, to pass by the agility of horses, where in summer-time the greatest ships sail, being driven with the winds”

Olaus Magnus p. 61

Olaus Magnus, p. 61

 Volcanos

“(Iceland) is an island to be praised, for the extraordinary miracles in it; for there is a rock or promontory in it, that boils like to Mount Aetna, with perpetual fires; and there it is supposed that the place of Hell is, and of Purgatory, to purge foul fouls.”