Swedish Botanist Carl Linneaus and his Lapland Costume

Martin Hoffman Linnaeus in his Lapland Costume 1737

“Through it all, Carl fell in love with the Lapland, and his main souvenir was a traditional Lapland costume complete with a magical drum.” May 23, 1707 On this day, the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus was born. When Carl was 25 years old, he set out to explore the Lapland.   Carl spent nearly six…

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