Friday, August 04, 2017

Here Be Lots of Monsters

Mythical Creatures and Where to Find Them is the definitive atlas to all the world's strangest creatures. Whether you're a hunter of dragons, yeti, vampires or niki-nankas then this is the map for you.

This custom designed fantasy styled map includes information about a number of mythical creatures. If you select a marker on the map you can learn more about the selected creature and where in the world you can find them. The section on each of the creatures includes information on the locations where their myths began. For those who can't wait to start their monster hunting this section also includes hotel and flight information,

Another great source for finding mythical monsters is Olaus Magnus’ Carta marina. Slate has created an interactive map of Magnus’ beautiful 1539 Carta marina. This means that you can use Slate's map in your search for mythical creatures.

The Carta marina is brimming with wonderful sea monsters. Slate has made each of the monsters selectable on their interactive map. Users of the map are therefore able to click on each of the monsters and read how Olaus Magnus described the monster in his own commentary to the map.

The Carta marina is the earliest map of the Nordic countries that includes place names. The map depicts an area which includes the modern countries of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. It also includes a number of fanciful sea beasts just waiting to be rediscovered.

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