Maps of Iceland - Antique Maps of Iceland 1482-1850

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Maps of Iceland tells the story of how Iceland appeared on printed maps. The starting date is 1482 when the country appeared in the Ulmm publication of Ptolemy's Geographica. The book traces the increase in interest and corresponding knowledge about Iceland and the far North. A region, which at the time was associated with mystique and danger. It tells of great maps of the Dutch Golden Age of Mapmaking and the different ways in how the country was depicted, using scientific methods of mapping based on accurate measurements. The narrative draws to a close around 1850, the the advent of the first modern detailed map of Iceland.

The book is 180 pages and hard cover.

Idea to add the Islandia map poster into the basket with the book, same shipping price!


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15 December 2020
Florin M.
United States United States

Hello, dear people of the Grapevine! I love the book. Maps are a hobby of mine and Iceland has become a new passion since visiting in 2018. Wish you all in the office Happy Holiday! PS: Can't wait to come back!!!!!