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MAGNUS O. Historia de Gentibus septentrionalibus, earumque diversis statibus, conditionibus, moribus, ritibus, superstitionibus, disciplinis, exercitiis, regimene, victu, bellis, structuris, instrumentis, ac mineris metallicis, & rebus mirabilibus, necnon universis pené animalibus in septentrione degentibus, eorumqve natura. Romae: Apud Ioannem Mariam de Viottis, 1555. Folio (275 x 190mm). First and best edition (Sabin). Full page woodcut map, 470 woodcuts illustrations (10 full page); 84p, 815pp. Early 17th-century calf with richly decorated spine in gilt, ornament (probably a coat of arms) cut out on first cover, else good copy.
Olaus Magnus was a Swedish ecclesiastic and author who was employed on various diplomatic services and became later archbishop of Uppsala. His Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus remained for a long time the chief authority on Swedish matters and is still a valuable repertory of much curious information in regard to Scandinavian customs and folklore.
Item number: 22596
Price: 7500 Euro
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