Info: Stockholm's location appears in Norse sagas as Agnafit, and in Heimskringla in connection with the legendary king Agne. The earliest written mention of the name Stockholm dates from 1252, by which time the mines in Bergslagen made it an important site in the iron trade. The first part of the name (stock) means log in Swedish, although it may also be connected to an old German word (Stock) meaning fortification. The second part of the name (holm) means islet, and is thought to refer to the islet Helgeandsholmen in central Stockholm. The city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from a sea invasion by foreign navies and to stop the pillage of towns such as Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren.
Fine original antique uncolored steel plate print. Print is Guaranteed authentic. A Certificate of Authenticity will be on request forwarded for each individual map or print.
Passé partout app.: 29 x 24 cm. 11.25 x 9.5 inches. Image app.: 16.5 x 10.5 cm. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. Condition: Fine uncolored engraving, good condition.