Starting in Tallin, three routes lead through maps of the early modern period. In the North, one travelled through the Scandinavian countries, from the South, one took the route through the European mainland, and the central way led over the Baltic Sea. These routes through the maps are a journey through early modern cartographic knowledge. Individual maps, hand-drawn specimens and atlases reflect the history of the routes over land and sea. Maps are also sources for the study of political history.