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Sea monsters : a voyage around the world's most beguiling map

Author: Joe Nigg
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1539, Olaus Magnus created his influential map of the Nordic countries, beautifully detailing depictions of everyday life, as well as charting the surrounding seas, and the fantastic marine animals that supposedly inhabited them. The author provides a thorough tour of the map's cartographic details, as well as a colorful look at its unusual pictorial and imaginative elements.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nigg, Joe.
Sea monsters
(DLC) 2013019833
(OCoLC)783150282
Named Person: Olaus, Magnus Archbishop of Uppsala; Olaus Magnus; Olaus, Magnus
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Nigg
ISBN: 9780226925189 0226925188
OCLC Number: 868068631
Notes: Map on inside of dust jacket.
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents: Invitation to a voyage. Olaus Magnus ; Olaus Magnus's Carta marina ; Sebastian Münster's Monstra marina & terrestria ; Abraham Ortelius's Islandia ; Mythical ancestry ; Natural history inheritance --
The voyage. The vast ocean ; The rockas ; The sea worm ; The duck tree ; The polypus ; Balena & Orca ; The sea swine ; The sea unicorn ; The prister ; The ziphius ; The sea cow ; A sea rhinocerous ; Spermaceti ; A beached whale ; More pristers ; The island whale ; The sea serpent ; Caribdis ; Another prister ; A sea creature ; A rosmarus ; The kraken ; Landfall --
Appendices. Carta marina full key ; Glossary of sea monster counterparts ; Timeline.
Responsibility: Joseph Nigg.

Abstract:

In 1539, Olaus Magnus created his influential map of the Nordic countries, beautifully detailing depictions of everyday life, as well as charting the surrounding seas, and the fantastic marine animals that supposedly inhabited them. The author provides a thorough tour of the map's cartographic details, as well as a colorful look at its unusual pictorial and imaginative elements.

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