Iceland in 34 historical maps


Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 3th, 2018
Language: English
Pages: 122
Format: PDF
File size: 18 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps


Iceland means "Land of Ice". The  Old Norse name is Ísland.   On early maps the Latin name Islandia is mostly used. Iceland is clearly depicted on the famous map of Scandinavia (1539) made by Olaus Magnus.  The first separately printed map of the country appeared a few years later. The first full colour map was published by Ortelius in 1590. In the course of  history numerous native cartographers turned up and produced a string of great maps of the country. E.g. Gudbrandur Thorlaksson (c.1590), Thordur Thorlaksson (1668), Eiriksson (1780), Gunnlaugsson (1849) and Thoroddsen (1900). The capital city Reykjavik is located at a farm of the first Viking inhabitant (ca. 875 AD). In 1785 a charter was granted to the city and in 1918 it became the capital. 





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