Sea Monsters

    Sea Monsters

    The Lore and Legacy of Olaus Magnus's Marine Map

    Joseph Nigg

    Ivy 2013

    Hardback 160pp Illustrated 277x250mm

    9781782400431   Product Code: 22034

    The major source of Renaissance sea monster iconography and lore, Olaus Magnus's 1539 Carta Marina, inspired and influenced marine zoology and cartography for centuries. Joseph Nigg, an authority on fantastical animals, introduces each of Magnus's sea beasts on an imaginary voyage across the seas of the Carta Marina, with large scale artworks and discussion of the creature's 'ancestral lore' and its legacy. The book jacket unfolds to reveal a large reproduction of Olaus' map.

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