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  • Carta Marina Wrapped Canvas Wall Art

    Canvas-wrapped high-quality reproduction of Olaus Magnus's Carta Marina map.

    The History

    The Carta Marina is a map of the North Atlantic and parts of Europe and Africa, created by Swedish cartographer Olaus Magnus in the 16th century. It is significant because it is one of the earliest and most detailed maps of the region, and it includes a wealth of information about the geography, history, and culture of the time.

    One of the most interesting features of the Carta Marina is its depiction of mythical creatures and sea monsters, which were believed to inhabit the oceans and were often used by sailors to explain unexplained phenomena at sea. The map also includes illustrations of various cities and landmarks, as well as descriptions of the customs and traditions of the people living in the region.

    In addition to its historical and cultural significance, the Carta Marina is also considered a work of art due to its elaborate and intricate design. It is an important example of the cartographic techniques and artistic styles of the Renaissance period, and it remains an important and influential work in the field of cartography.

    Overall, the Carta Marina is an interesting and valuable item for anyone interested in the history and culture of the North Atlantic region, as well as the history of cartography and mapmaking. It is a fascinating document that provides a unique window into the past, and it is well worth seeking out a copy for anyone with an interest in these subjects.

    • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
    • 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick poly-cotton blend canvas
    • Canvas fabric weight: 13.9 oz/yd2(470 g/m²)
    • Fade-resistant
    • Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
    • Matte finish coating
    • 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep
    • Mounting brackets included
    • Blank product in the EU sourced from Latvia
    • Blank product in the US sourced from the US

    Size guide

      HEIGHT (inches) WIDTH (inches)
    12″×16″ 12 16
    18″×24″ 18 24
      HEIGHT (cm) WIDTH (cm)
    12″×16″ 30.5 40.6
    18″×24″ 45.7 61

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