Islandia is one of the oldest maps of Iceland, drawn by Guðbrandur Þorláksson (1541-1627), an Icelandic mathematician, cartographer and bishop. Guðbrandur published the first complete Icelandic translation of the Bible in 1584 and the Icelandic Law Code.
Guðbrandur's map was the first reasonably accurate map of Iceland - far superior to earlier maps. For the first time ever, there was now a map that gave a more or less complete overview of all settlements in Iceland and also most places of special interest.
The map was engraved in 1585 and published in 1590 in the Flemish-Belgian cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) fourth addition to his map collection Theatrum orbis terrarum, which is considered to be the first modern map book (atlas).
Now this fascinating map can also adorn a wall in your home.
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