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Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Islandia
Date: 1595      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. Latin text on verso. Original hand-colour. [van den Broecke: Ort 161][Framed]
Map Ref: SCAN2521
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: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Tabula Islandiae
Date: c. 1635      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Richly embellished map of Iceland adorned with sea monsters, sailing ships, and an image of Mt. Hekla erupting. German edition. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2549
Cartographer: Robert Dudley
Title: : Carta Particolare dell' Isole de Islandia e Frislandia con l'Isolette de Fare
Date: 1661      Size: 30 x 19 inches
Published: Florence
Description: Large and important map of Iceland first issued in 1646-7 and based on early Italian geography prevalent in the late 16th century. Of note is the inclusion of the large and mythical island of Friesland.
Map Ref: SCAN2558
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Isola D'Islandia
Date: 1692      Size: 13 x 16 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Handsome map of Iceland, with topographical illustrations or mountains and volcanoes. Accompanying Italian description above and below map. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SCAN2544
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: 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: : 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 agriculturalist, Sir George Steuart MacKenzie (1780-1848). Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2491
Cartographer: Olaf Nikolas Olsen
Title: : Uppdrattr Islands
Date: 1849      Size: 28 x 23 inches
Published: Copenhagen
Description: Extremely important folding wall 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: SCAN2559
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: W. & A.K. Johnston
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1882      Size: 10 x 7 inches
Published: London & Edinburgh
Description: A late-19th century atlas map of Iceland, with excellent detail of the topography of the island Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2560
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