Kartographie als Klimaarchiv - Meereis im Norden, vom Eis verschlossene Schiffspassagen und verstoßende Gletscher - alte Karten dokumentieren die »Kleine Eiszeit«

Kurt Brunner
In the 15th century Tabulae modernae and world maps of Latin Ptolemy-Editions refer to sea ice in Northern Europe. At the beginning of the 17th century the search for a northwest passage to Asia fails. The medieval warm period has ended and only in about 1850 - at the end of the "little ice age"- this passage is passable. The climate change in the early modern times has also been documented by season paintings since...