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December 29, 2013 8:49 AM   Subscribe

An interactive version of Olaus Magnus’ 1539 Carta Marina, a map of the sea filled with the usual ( and unusual) monsters and creatures. (Slate)
posted by The Whelk (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sheep trees!
There grew there [India] a wonderful tree which bore tiny lambs on the endes of its branches. These branches were so pliable that they bent down to allow the lambs to feed when they are hungrie.
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary
posted by XMLicious at 11:18 AM on December 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hooray for this and happy new year you wackos.
posted by vrakatar at 5:03 PM on December 29, 2013


The idea that all things on the land must have a counterpart in the sea suddenly makes maps like this make a great deal of sense.
posted by Hactar at 11:36 PM on December 29, 2013


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