Maps

File:TabulaPeutingeriana.jpg

Above, the Roman Tabula Peutingeriana, from Iberia in the west to India in the east. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Below are maps of Iceland from the early 1600s.  Both are copper-engraved and come from atlases of the era.  Also shown are the reverse pages, with text about Iceland.  All the photos are my own.

The 1595 Gerardus Mercator map of Iceland, probably from an atlas of the early 1600s

The reverse of the Mercator map of Iceland, text in French

Copper-engraved map of Iceland by Blaeu (Hondius plates), probably around 1630

Blaeu map of Iceland, reverse pages, text in Latin

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