Poster with map Carta Marina printed on it. Carta Marina is the earliest reasonably accurate map of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The author of the map, Olaus Magnus (1490–1557) put twelve years of work on the map before it was printed in Venice in 1539. In 1572 Antonio Lafreri published a reduced copy of the Carta marina in Rome and it is that colorful version on the poster.
Poster showing Swedish province Scania (Skåne) 1700s.
Scania, also known by its native name of Skåne (Swedish) is the southernmost of the historical provinces (landskap) of Sweden. Located in the south tip of the geographical region of Götaland, the province is roughly conterminous with Skåne County, created in 1997. Like the other former provinces of Sweden, Scania still features in colloquial speech and in cultural references, and can therefore not be regarded as an archaic concept. Within Scania there are 33 municipalities that are autonomous within the Skåne Regional Council. Scania’s largest city, Malmö, is the third-largest city in Sweden, as well as the fifth-largest in Scandinavia.
To the north, Scania borders the former provinces of Halland and Småland, to the northeast Blekinge, to the east and south the Baltic Sea, and to the west Öresund. Since 2000, a road and railway bridge, the Öresund Bridge bridges the Sound and connects Scania with Denmark. Scania forms part of the transnational Øresund Region.