1652 Olaus Magnus Northern Peoples Scandinavia Sweden Greenland Vikings MAGIC

MAGNUS, Olaus

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Olaus Magnus was a 16th-century Swedish author who is primarily remembered for his book “A Description of the Northern Peoples”. This work was unquestionably one of the best sources on Scandinavian history, customs, and folklore from the 16th-century.  It also features an early description of Greenland, notes on religious rituals, magic and superstitions, architecture, and even commentary on violent beasts and sea monsters!

 

This 1652 Latin edition was published in Leiden and includes an engraved title page. It includes descriptions of very curious scenes such as dwarves fighting cranes in Greenland!

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1652 Olaus Magnus Northern Peoples Scandinavia Sweden Greenland Vikings MAGIC

 

Olaus Magnus was a 16th-century Swedish author who is primarily remembered for his book “A Description of the Northern Peoples”. This work was unquestionably one of the best sources on Scandinavian history, customs, and folklore from the 16th-century.  It also features an early description of Greenland, notes on religious rituals, magic and superstitions, architecture, and even commentary on violent beasts and sea monsters!

 

This 1652 Latin edition was published in Leiden and includes an engraved title page. It includes descriptions of very curious scenes such as dwarves fighting cranes in Greenland!

 

Item number: #12269

Price: $750

 

MAGNUS, Olaus

 

Olai Magni gentium septentrionaliu[m] historiæ breviarium.

 

Lugd. Batavorum : Ex officina Adriani Wijngaerde[n], 1652.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [12], 611, [73]
    • Signatures: [t]⁶ A-Z¹² 2A-2E¹² 2F⁶
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm)

 

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12269

Category

European History

Authors

MAGNUS, Olaus

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete