Size: 27 x 67 inches
Artist: O. Laurelius
Beginning in the late 1830s, waves of Norwegians, Swedish, and Finnish began traveling to America in search of new opportunities as their homelands were growing in population. Some of these earliest immigrants began settling in southeastern Wisconsin. As more people arrived, more of their families began to follow, settling in southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota, and North Dakota. This beautiful, detailed and elegantly coloured map celebrated the centennial of the arrival of the first Swedish immigrants to the American midwest.
Sweden : 1848 Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948. published by the Swedish Institute ; and Swedish Tourist Traffic Association ; Production: AB Anders Beckman ; Design: O. Laurelius. Printed in Sweden by Ivar Haeggstroms boktryckeri AB. Stockholm 1948.
Professionally linen-backed and in excellent condition. Rare. From a private collection.