22 September 2023

The "Carta Marina"

A visually interesting map from the 16th century.  Readers with a Scandinavian heritage may be interested in drilling down to some of the details.

Found at a New York Times article about how whale-hunting may have driven some species to extinction as early as the medieval era.


  1. Wikimedia Commons has a somewhat larger version. And, while not the exact same map, the version at the Library of Congress allows you to zoom in even further.

  2. My dad's family is from Bornholm traceable to the late 1500's. So cool to see it on the map. They took the name Hammer after the tax laws made them lose Pedersen.


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