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Selected Maps

Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Islandia
Date: 1598      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Stunning example of Ortelius's landmark map of Iceland, featuring fabulous mythical sea monsters. Described as one of the first accurate maps of Iceland. French text on verso. Original hand-colour. [van den Broecke, 'Ortelius Atlas Maps' 161]
Map Ref: SCAN2461
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Descriptio Islandiae
Date: 1606      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early miniature map of Iceland. Latin edition of Barent Langenes's map published by Cornelis Claesz.
Map Ref: SCAN2422
Cartographer: Jan Jansson
Title: : Tabula Islandiae
Date: c. 1635      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Jansson's issue of this iconic map of Iceland based on a manuscript by Joris Carolus, a Dutch traveller and merchant in the North Atlantic Ocean. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2475
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Isola D'Islandia
Date: 1692      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Beautiful map of Iceland, with topographical illustrations or mountains and volcanoes. Italian text on verso. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SCAN2429
Cartographer: Johannes van Keulen
Title: : Noord Oceaan
Date: 1695      Size: 23 x 20 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Northern Seas. Unusual sea chart comprising of the areas of Iceland, Greenland, Ireland and West Scotland.
Map Ref: SCAN2162
Cartographer: Johann Reinecke
Title: : Island nach Murdochischer Projection
Date: 1804      Size: 22 x 19 inches
Published: Weimar
Description: Detailed map of Iceland with towns, roads, markets, and hot springs marked. Small inset of the Faroe Islands. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2476
Cartographer: Olaf Nikolas Olsen
Title: : Uppdrattr Islands
Date: 1849      Size: 46 x 35 inches
Published: Copenhagen
Description: Extremely important folding map of Iceland based on the first scientific survey of the island by Bjorn Gunnlaugsson which took place from 1831-43. Original hand colour. Folded.
Map Ref: SCAN2449
Cartographer: Archibald Fullarton
Title: : Iceland
Date: c. 1860      Size: 9 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Reduction of Gunnlaugsson's scientific survey of Iceland first produced by Petermann in Germany and here re-issued by Fullarton. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2470
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1879      Size: 7 x 4 inches
Published: London
Description: Miniature map of Iceland illustrating the scientific work done by the Danish Vice Admiral Carl Ludwig Irminger. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2468
Cartographer: George Philip & Son
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1890      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Chromolithographed map of Iceland with topographical detail. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2439
Cartographer: Lilian Tennant
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1912      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: A caricature map of Iceland in the shape of a Viking longship, a reference to the voyages of discovery of Leif Erikson and Erik the Red. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2467
Cartographer: Geodetic Institute
Title: : [Iceland]
Date: 1930      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Reykjavik
Description: Vintage topographical map of Iceland showing the early road network as well as physical features and glaciers. Published both in Copenhagen and Reykjavik. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2443