1761 – HOMANN HEIRS – Insulae Islandiae
Title: “Insulae Islandiae delineatio : prout haec Solenni mensurandi negotio sub Auspiciis Potensissimi Regis Daniae facto . . .”
Very detailed map of Iceland, prepared by Th. H. Knoff and O. Ranzow and published by the Homann Heirs. The country is divided up into four differently coloured regions, lettered title to top of map, boxed mileage scales and explanation box in each bottom corner. The map includes many named volcanoes, fjords, rivers, bays, inlets, towns and mountains.
Cartographer:Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Sheet size: 54,3 x 64,4 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition, some light age toning to margins. Original hand colouring on strong watermarked paper. Wide margins.
This is an original antique map published in 1761 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!