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Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Islandia
Date: 1591      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. German text on verso. Original hand-colour. [Framed]
Map Ref: SCAN2484
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: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Tabula Islandiae
Date: c. 1650      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Richly embellished map of Iceland by one of the leading families of the Dutch Golden Age. Adorned with sea monsters, sailing ships, and an image of Mt. Hekla erupting. German edition. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2481
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: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte de l'Islande
Date: 1750      Size: 15 x 12 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Iceland divided into four regions - north, south, east, and west - and subdivided into syssels, a land-unit unique to Scandinavia. Coloured.
Map Ref: SCAN2482
Cartographer: Eiríksson & Schøning
Title: : Nouvelle Carte d'Islande
Date: 1802      Size: 22 x 17 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Beautiful map of Iceland highlighting the topography of the island and based on a survey undertaken in the mid-18th century by Jón Eiríksson & Gerhard Schøning.
Map Ref: SCAN2483
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: George Steuart MacKenzie
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1811      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Steel-engraved map of Iceland to illustrate studies by the Scottish geologist and argriculturalist, Sir George Steuart MacKenzie (1780-1848).
Map Ref: SCAN2480
Cartographer: George Steuart MacKenzie
Title: : Map of the Southwest Coast of Iceland
Date: 1811      Size: 22 x 14 inches
Published: Edinburgh
Description: Detailed survey of the southwest coast of Iceland, including Reykjavik, by the Scottish geologist and argriculturalist, Sir George Steuart MacKenzie (1780-1848). Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2491
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: SCAN2494
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