The originator of Carta Marina was the last Catholic archbishop in Sweden, Olaus Magnus (1490-1557). The map took twelve years to complete and was printed in Venice in 1539.
In 1572 a smaller version of the map was printed in Rome. It was, like all maps at this time, printed without colour and then hand-painted, according to the customer's wishes.
Carta Marina is the earliest map of the Nordic area that shows land and sea somewhat correctly. It is also the first time Gotska Sandön, a small island off the coast of Gotland, is mentioned in print.
Material: heavy, matted, unbleached paper
Width: 81 cm
Height: 55 cm
Weight: approx. 60 g
Delivered in cardboard tube.