Denmark


Denmark

Denmark in 32 historical maps
1375-2010

 

Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 1st, 2017
Language: English
Pages: 110
Format: PDF
File size: 17 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps

 

The name Denmark probably means “Flat Borderlands”. Most likely it is derived from the Proto-Indo-European word dhen (meaning “low” or “flat”) and the Old Norse words merki  (“boundary”) or mork  (“borderland”). Although out of shape, the country is clearly visible on the first maps based on Ptolemy’s descriptions (c.1480).  It looks like an appendix North of Germany. On the famous overview map of Scandinavia, made by Olaus Magnus (1539),  the border of Denmark is depicted more accurately. One of the first separate maps was included in Sebastian Munster’s encyclopaedia (1544). The first separately printed (hand-coloured) map, based on the work of the Danish Cartographer Marcus Jordan (1552), was published by Ortelius in 1570.

 

 

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