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Olaus Magnus' 16th-Century Map of Scandinavia

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Mountains

Olaus Magnus p. 147

Olaus Magnus, p. 147

Olaus Magnus p. 148

Olaus Magnus, p. 148

“There is yet greater danger that attends such who travel over hollow mountains, because the wind blow so strong there, which seem to be raised by the concourse of small snow, that unless men carry spades to dig, and open the way, they can scarce get out of the high mountains, or deep valleys….Lions, camels, apes, asses, or mules, if they be carried thither, can scarce live there: yet the inhabitants will go into these mountains in winter, carrying no small burdens with ranged deer, like yoked oxen, almost two hundred Italian miles. One man keeps 40 ranged deer, and each of these will carry two hundred pound weight and more.”