Fig. 67 Olaus Magnus 1572 hand colored National Library Sweden - whale island Brendan.jpg

Sea monsters on medieval maps

“Laid up in the storm-lashed woods, on painkillers, reading nautical dictionaries. Current state of mind:”

Friezes with Sea Monsters - Maglioli 1600

Friezes with sea monsters

Friezes with sea monsters (Print) by Giovanni Andrea Maglioli, (printed). Sea monster in the form of an elephant, facing right.

Print made by Philips Galle After Maarten van Heemskerck 1566 Jonah cast on shore by the whale; a monstrous fish regurgitates Jonah on to dry land overseen by the Lord above; after Heemskerck. 1566

Print made by Philips Galle After Maarten van Heemskerck 1566 Jonah cast on shore by the whale; a monstrous fish regurgitates Jonah on to dry land overseen by the Lord above;

Symbolic Map regarding the Sea Monster legend

An anguilline Norwegian sea serpent (sea-orm) depicted on Swedish cleric Olaus Magnus's famous antiquarian maritime map of the Carta Marina

Hand colored image from 1572 from the Carta Marina in the map collection of the National Library of Sweden

The Monsters That Helped Put Sharknado On the Map

National Library of Sweden Hand colored image from 1572 from the Carta Marina in the map collection of the National Library of Sweden. The Monsters That Helped Put Sharknado On the Map - Speakeasy - WSJ

Sea monsters

Medieval Sea Ship Ancient Sea Monster Attacking Ships - Unicorns, Serpents and Mermaids… Medieval Sea Monsters CVLT Nation

A putto holding on to a sea monster  Engraving by Giovanni Andrea Maglioli   1580-1610

A putto holding on to a sea monster Engraving by Giovanni Andrea Maglioli

A "Sea Devil" as depicted by Conrad Gessner in Historia Animalium, 2nd ed, 1604. (Smithsonian Biodiversity Heritage Library) ~ETS

Five “Real” Sea Monsters Brought to Life by Early Naturalists

A "Sea Devil" as depicted by Conrad Gessner in Historia Animalium, ed, (Smithsonian Biodiversity Heritage Library) ~ETS

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Chet Van Duzer explores sea monsters on maps through the ages in his new book Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps.

One of the classic images of a sea monster on a map: a giant sea-serpent attacks a ship off the coast of Norway on Olaus Magnus Carta marina of 1539, this image from the 1572 edition.

In Images: Ancient Maps and Sea Monsters

A giant sea-serpent attacks a ship off the coast of Norway on Olaus Magnus’s Carta Marina of Sea monsters on medieval maps run the gamut from menacing giant squids to improbable lion-fish.

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