On the maps created in the 13th century the Nordic countries are
depicted a group of islands, but Iceland is nowhere to be seen. During
the Age of Discovery maps were improved as exploration grew. The name
‘Finland’ appeared on maps for the first time in the 15th century. The
first detailed map of the Nordic countries was drawn by Olaus Magnus
(1490–1557), a Swedish historian, cartographer and archbishop.
ancient Greece people believed that the extreme north was a country or
an island, which they called Ultima Thule.