Station 2, description

This very illustrative overview map of the Baltic dating from 1856 is from the Illustrated London News, a successful magazine aimed at the educated middle class. With its focus on visual depictions of world affairs – such as wars, catastrophes and major events – it had a significant influence on the worldview of the 19th century. In accordance with the magazine’s decidedly visual approach, the map features several depictions of capital cities, trading towns and royal and aristocratic residences, as well as city maps and coats of arms.

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