Though rectification and everything might be really interesting and useful, I thought today that I might talk a bit about the village economy of the 17th century. This is not only an interesting subject in itself, but also it gives you a better understanding of historical maps from this period. Also, the economy of the 17th century in many ways reflects more or less similar economies in at least the 16th and the 15th century.
We will now travel to the small
! village of Stjärnholm
The meadows are measured in sommarlass, which means “summer load” sort of. 1 sommarlass is the same as
213 kilograms of hay. In this case we can see that the village in total has a revenue of 48 sommarlass annually, which equals 10224 kilograms!
That was all for now, I will continue my visit to Stjärnholm village in later posts! NOTE:All maps taken from http://www.lantmateriet.se/