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Selected Maps

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: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Island
Date: 1635      Size: 5 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Attractive map of Iceland showing Hekla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes and embellished with a sea monster. Coloured.
Map Ref: SCAN2448
Cartographer: Jan Blaeu
Title: : Tabula Islandiae
Date: c. 1650      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Richly embellished decorative map of Iceland. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2411
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : Isola D'Islandia
Date: 1692      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Beautiful map of Iceland, with topographical illustrations or mountains and volcanoes. Italian text on verso. Strong impression.
Map Ref: SCAN2429
Cartographer: 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: Olaf Nikolas Olsen
Title: : Uppdrattr Islands
Date: 1849      Size: 46 x 35 inches
Published: Copenhagen
Description: Extremely important folding 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: SCAN2449
Cartographer: A.K. Johnston
Title: : Map of Iceland
Date: 1881      Size: 22 x 15 inches
Published: Edinburgh & London
Description: Scientific topographical map of Iceland, with inset maps of the Faroe Islands and Askja, a caldera (collapsed volcano) situated in the remote highlands of Iceland. Original colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2430
Cartographer: George Philip & Son
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1890      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Chromolithographed map of Iceland with topographical detail. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2439
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Iceland
Date: 1899      Size: 23 x 17 inches
Published: London
Description: Iceland. Large and highly detailed map of Iceland. Published to illustrate the paper by Dr. Thomas Thorogoddson, and with the detail of the coastline taken from British Admiralty Charts. Printed Colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2418
Cartographer: Geodetic Institute
Title: : [Iceland]
Date: 1930      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Reykjavik
Description: Vintage topographical map of Iceland showing the early road network as well as physical features and glaciers. Published both in Copenhagen and Reykjavik. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SCAN2443