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(1555) [MARC] [MARC] Author: Olaus Magnus
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378        DE BELLIS GLACIALIB.


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De bombardis, ac globis evehendis, & modo sagittandi.


CAP. XXI.

                                        HAC imagine satis aperte ostenditur, quibus ingeniis & artibus
                                        Septentrionales populi in promovendis præliis, sive
                                        super campos, sive glaciem, intrepide adversus inimicos
                                        injuria vexati vti consueverunt, Cernuntur hic vehicula
                                        ( sic enim hyemalia, seu glacialia plaustra vocantur ) oblonga
                                        antrorsum ob majorem flexibilitatem, & agilitatem
                                        cuneata, seu incurvata: quorum tanta, commoditas, & firmitas
                                        est, vt objectos viarum gibbos, sive tumentes glacierum,
Pondera majora portantur in glacie.                                         aut nivium colliculos, vno vel pluribus equis trahentibus,
plus que oneris ponderisue sustineant, quam quinque, vel sex rotati currus in
itineribus complanatis, & communitis. Tamen vno potius vtuntur equo in lubrica
Vnus equus cur plaustralis. glacie, tritaque nive, quam duobus, vt occurrentibus plaustris in viis strictis, parumper
declinando cedere possint, immo propter altitudinem nivium totum vehiculum (lege
Lex viarum. pœnali constituta ) & graviora plaustra, evertere teneantur. In glaciali autem itinere
ob infinitam latitudinem nulla difficultas occurrit, nisi incertis rupturis glacierum,
vehementia inferioris exhalationis, quasi vi tonitruorum, ob pinguedinem
Sonus vehemens in fundo aquarum genitus. fundi causatis. Dico quasi vi tonitruorum, quia tantus sonus, tamque horrendus
mugitus subtus glaciem longo tractu veluti in lateribus densarum nubium
hincinde auditur, vt necessarium sit quasi fulgurum vehementia
generari scissuram vnius pedis, duorum, trium,
vel sex in amplitudine exhalationis impellentis,
& spiritus a fundo
excitati.
Adhuc

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