Station 3, description

This map of Scandinavia is probably based on another map published by Jodocus Hondius. It is remarkable because of the pointed form of Finland. This differentiates it from maps with the same name produced by Swedish cartographer Anders Bure. Bure’s impact on surveying and mapping in Sweden was considerable. King Gustav Adolf’s title as King of the Goths and Vandals and Lord of Finland, Estonia, Karelia and Ingria illustrates the Swedish self-conception as a historically legitimated major power. The spirit of Gothicism is the foundation of this conception, which the king used as an ideological support for his aggressive policy of expansion.

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