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Waldseemuller/Fries: Norbegia & Gottia

Map: SCAN2089
 
Cartographer: Waldseemuller/Fries
Title: Norbegia & Gottia
Date: 1541
Published: Vienne
Width: 18 inches / 46 cm
Height: 12 inches / 31 cm
Map ref: SCAN2089
Description:
Rare early woodcut of Scandinavia, one of the earliest maps to focus on the region. Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland are mostly recognizable, though extremely distorted. Derived from a map by Martin Waldseemuller, one of the leading cartographers of the 16th century, and published in the 1541 edition of Ptolemy's "Geographia" with maps by Laurent Fries & Martin Waldseemuller, text by Michael Servetus, and published by Gaspar Treschel. [SCAN2089]