Map of Finland and neighbouring regions, 1799

This map of the Grand Duchy of Finland was made in 1799 at Stockholm by S.J. Hermelin ((1744-1820), a high official of the Mining Collegium in Stockholm and a venturesome entrepreneur in mining industry. He was interested in cartography and compiled an atlas covering Sweden and Finland. The main work was actually carried out by younger assistants and this map of Finland was drawn by C.P. Hällström, an official of the Mining Collegium too, and engraved by Fr. Akrel. At that time, the coordinates of many places had been determined by astronomical methods, and land surveyors had measured most of the country, as a result of which the map's accuracy is almost up to modern standards.

"National Collection", no. III 1/2, National Library of Finland (Helsinki).