Iceland in 32 historical maps


Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 1st, 2017
Language: English
Pages: 110
Format: PDF
File size: 16 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).





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