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(1555) [MARC] [MARC] Author: Olaus Magnus
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OLAI MAGNI        155


GOTHI ARCHIEPISCOPI

VPSALENSIS

DE GIGANTIBVS.

LIBER QVINTVS.



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CAP. I.


                                        ETSI sacræ, profanæque historiæ maxima gigantum, atque
                                        pugilum gesta evidenter commemorant, clareque quid, quoueGesta majorum a cautibus extracta sunt.
                                        tempore, & loco orbis ea egerint, aut quomodo vixerint,
                                        attestantur: inutile tamen non erit aliqua his superaddere,
                                        quæ a cautibus, & saxis Septentrionalium regionum sunt
                                        eruta, palam vniversis latius per orbem reddere manifesta,
                                        dum ab antiquissimis, iisque rarissimis scriptoribus, in libros sunt relata. Regiones igitur extremæ alias in Chart
                                        mea Gothica annotatæ, videlicet Finmarchia, Biarmia, Charta Gothica 1539. Venetiis facta.
Scricfinnia, Helsingia &c. adeo evidentia munimenta gigantum curiosis, seum studiosis
inspectoribus vbique exhibent, vt admiratione prævia credere cogantur, tam sublimem
saxorum molem, tamque immanem collium congeriem, nullo naturæ compendio,
sed portentosis hominum viribus fuisse congestam, ac absolutam: etiam in campis, Congeries collium.
sylvis, ac montibus regnorum Suetiæ, Gothiæ, ac Norvegiæ, vbi similia saxa
conspiciuntur. Quid vero Saxo Grammaticus Danorum diligentissimus historicus, Saxo.
de sua tellure Danica in hac materia asserat, curiosus lector præfationem historiarum

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