map of the northern regions, Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio,
published in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius
1570-1612, he drew heavily on the Carta Marina of Olaus Magnus, first
published on wood blocks in 1537, with an engraved version in 1589. On
the edge of the imaginary Polar continent a note says, "Pigmeys live
here;" (perhaps Santa's elves?).
stamps from Åland and Faroe, issued in 1995 depict a wooden statue of
St. Olaf, King of Norway, with Ortelius’ map in the background. The
statue is hollow and was originally placed in the Church of Sund on
the island of Åland.