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Smart phones and GPS give us many possible routes to navigate our daily commute warn us of traffic and delays and tell us where to find a cup of coffee But what if there were sea serpents and giant man eating lobsters waiting just off course if we were to lose our way Would there be an app for that In the sixteenth century these and other monsters were thought to swim the northern waters threatening seafarers who ventured too far from shore Thankfully Scandinavian mariners had Olaus Magnus who in 1539 charted these fantastic marine animals in his influential map of the Nordic countries the Carta Marina In Sea Monsters well known expert on magical beasts Joseph Nigg br I picked up this book for a geography project on the Carta Marina and couldn t return it without reading the whole thing A delightful voyage through a historical landscape caught up between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance The book ties together cartography history mythology and marine biology The illustrations are of course breathtaking I only wish Nigg had addressed the terrestrial part of the map as well Pandora Noves Histries De Vampirs 1 us many possible routes to navigate our daily commute warn Anayurt Oteli us of traffic and delays and tell the-legend-of-zelda-symphony-of-the-goddesses-piano-solos up this book for a geography project on the Carta Marina and couldn t return it without reading the whole thing A delightful voyage through a historical landscape caught 7 Cavalier Of The Abyss Vol 7 up between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance The book ties together cartography history mythology and marine biology The illustrations are of course breathtaking I only wish Nigg had addressed the terrestrial part of the map as well

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Sea Monsters

Ings readers face to face with these creatures alongside the other magnificent components of Magnus’s mapNearly two meters wide in total the map’s nine wood block panels comprise the largest and first realistic portrayal of Northern Europe But in addition to these important geographic elements Magnus’s map goes beyond cartography to scenes both domestic and mystic Close to shore Magnus shows humans interacting with common sea life boats struggling to stay afloat merchants trading children swimming and fisherman pulling lines But from the offshore deeps rise some of the most magical and terrifying sea creatures imaginable at the time or thereafter like sea swine Vastly entertaining and handsomely illustrated survey of one of the most influential maps in history Even so a grand tribute of the human tendency to spackle gaps in knowledge with grand speculation Hence ducks that grow on trees

SUMMARY Sea Monsters

Whales as large as islands and the Kraken In this book Nigg provides a thorough tour of the map’s cartographic details as well as a colorful look at its unusual pictorial and imaginative elements He draws on Magnus’s own text to further describe and illuminate the inventive scenes and to flesh out the stories of the monsters Sea Monsters is a stunning tour of a world that still holds many secrets for us land dwellers who will forever be fascinated by reports of giant suid and the real life creatures of the deep that have proven to be as bizarre and otherworldly as we have imagined for centuries It is a gorgeous guide for enthusiasts of maps monsters and the mythic This book is a must have for collectors of old maps and sea monster lore The cover folds out into a copy of what was the first map that most of the ancient drawings are based on Based on the tales of sailors and cross referenced with today s science


10 thoughts on “Sea Monsters

  1. says:

    I picked up this book for a geography project on the Carta Marina and couldn't return it without reading the whole thing A delightful voyage through a historical landscape caught up between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance The book ties together cartography history mythology and marine biology The illustrations are of course breathtaking I only wish Nigg had addressed the terrestrial part of the map as well

  2. says:

    Today's post is on Sea Monsters A Voyage Around the World's Most Beguiling Map by Joseph Nigg It is 159 pages long including and index The cover is a picture of the map that the book is about The intended reader is someone who is interested i

  3. says:

    35 stars but rounded up to 4 mostly because of the dust jacket folding out into a repro of the Carta MarinaThe background info on the map overa

  4. says:

    A paper voyage through the sea monster infested waters of Olaus Magnus's 16th century Carta marina A fun book with a great layout The inside of the dustjacket folds out into a reproduction of the map but since I borrowed my copy from a libra

  5. says:

    Finally focused on it long enough to finishThis feels like a reference book than anything so it definitely got tedious I have a plethora of new resources to check out though and I was able to take a lot of notes on

  6. says:

    Vastly entertaining and handsomely illustrated survey of one of the most influential maps in history Even so a grand tribute of the human tendency to spackle gaps in knowledge with grand speculation Hence ducks that grow on trees

  7. says:

    This book is a must have for collectors of old maps and sea monster lore The cover folds out into a copy of what was the first map t

  8. says:

    The Carta Marina is fabulousThis book has good uality reproductions and some interesting information albeit not the most exc

  9. says:

    I loved this Was so sad to have it recalled to the library before I could finish

  10. says:

    Beautifully illustrated which is the main point but the scholarship's not the most insightful ever More depth would be nice

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