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(1555) [MARC] [MARC] Author: Olaus Magnus
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OLAI MAGNI        9

GOTHI ARCHIEPISCOPI

VPSALENSIS DE RITV GENTIVM

ET NATVRA RERVM AC VSV BELlandi

populorum Septentrionalium.


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De Biarmia, & situ, ac moribus eius.


CAP. PRIMVM.


                                        BIARMIA igitur est regio Septentrionalis, cujus Zenit
                                         est in ipso polo Arctico: eiusque Orizon est idem cum
                                        circulo æquinoctiali: qui Zodiacum in duas partes æquales
                                        intersecans, efficit, vt vna medietas totius anni fit vnus dies
                                        artificialis, & altera medietas vna nox: & ita totus annus
                                        esset ibi vnus dies naturalis. Sed cum ibi sol nunquamPositio autoris sphæræ
                                        magis 23. gradibus sub Orizonte deprimatur, videtur ( inquit
                                         autor sphæræ) quod illis fit dies continuus sine nocte.
                                        In omni enim climate dies oritur, antequam sol supra Orizontem
                                         elevatur per 18. gradus, secundum sententiam
Ptolemæi, aut secundum alios ad 30. gradus, scilicet per quantitatem vnius signi.
Hactenus convenienter ad naturam philosophatus est idem autor sphæræ. Quod autem
subintulit, injuriosum est naturæ: quam judicare debuisset providentiorem circa
conservationem vniversi. Illam enim nunquam intermissam lucem naturæ beneficio
concessam, perpetuis nubibus obsuscans, ait, radium solarem ibi existentem, ad eo debilis
esse virtutis, vt elevatos vapores consumere, aut purgare nequeat. Proinde (inquit)
neque aer serenus ibi est, neque dies. Hoc ille dicere voluit. At ex opposito surgunt Positio Plinii & Solini.
duo magni philosophi, Plinius, & Solinus, qui propter continuam solaris luminis
præsentiam affirmant, ibi omnia intolerabili solis ardore periclitari. Ita isti, & ille,


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