A Tour of a Map that Tells Stories

This Virtual Tour includes the nine parts that form the complete Carta Marina. These are marked with letters A-I. The full map has three sections across the top, middle and bottom. The top row is A-C; the second D-F, the third G-I. The tour takes you to one section at a time, using Olaus Magnus' own words to describe the contents found there. The Carta Marina depicts a visual history as well as the geography of Scandinavia in 1539.

To take the Virtual Tour, click on the section of your choice in the menu on the left.
To view each section in an enlarged form in a separate window, click it on the composite map below.

magnifying glassUnder the Magnifying Glass: Olaus' Carta Marina
A composite of the map sections

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