par Robles Macias, Luis
Référence 38th IMCoS International Symposium (11-14 October 2021: Bruxelles)
Publication Non publié, 2021-10-13
Communication à un colloque
Résumé : It is well known that, between the 1460s and the 1530s, the depiction of Scandinavia on maps experienced drastic changes, with new models introduced by authors such as Nicolaus Germanus and Olaus Magnus. Twentieth-century historians tended to recount this evolution in a positivist fashion, as a tale of successive improvements by which mapmakers eventually found the ‘correct’ shape of the region.However, a survey of maps from the early modern period, mainly focused on nautical-style charts, reveals that the situation was far more complex. Many different models of Scandinavia coexisted for decades, with ‘archaic’ representations circulating alongside more ‘modern’ ones until at least 1600. Some mapmaking centres tended to favour certain specific models, while others opted for ignoring Scandinavia altogether.