This extremely detailed and beautiful historical map shows Gustav Vasa's journey through the region of Dalarna in 1520-1521, when Gustav Vasa sought the support of the Dalarna for resistance against the Danish Empire. In Dalarna, almost all peasants had weapons, and the commoners had learned the importance of defending their rights and freedom.
During Gustav Vasa's fate and adventures in Dalarna, he was hunted by the supporters of the Danish Union King Kristan II and came close to falling into their hands several times. At several places along Gustav Vasa's journey through Dalarna, memorial stones have been erected that still stand today, including at the barn in Isala village, where Gustav Vasa was helped to escape from Danish servants, and also at Rättvik church where, among other things, a stone with the following inscription stands:
In December 1520, Gustaf Eriksson Wasa made his first public appearance at Rättvik church, urging the Dalamans to save their homeland from foreign rule and oppression. Here, in January 1521, Christian's warriors fought victoriously. This feat, the beginning of the war of liberation, was accomplished by the people of Rättvik alone, who also remained faithful to Gustaf through all the complications. This laid the foundation for Gustaf I's work for Sweden's independence and development.