century map of Scandinavia - SMC127
view in Tankerness House Museum, Orkney, is a reproduction
of a sixteenth century map of Scandinavia. It was made by
Olaus Magnus and published in 1539 in Venice.
While exiled in Italy, following the Protestant Reformation
in Sweden, Olaus was secretary of Archbishop John of Uppsala.
Following the death of John, Olaus was appointed his successor
but spent the rest of his life in exile.
While the map may seem very inaccurate it was the best map
of the whole of Scandinavia at that time.