Antique Maps and Prints of Iceland

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ăThe King of Denmark witnessing the eruption the Great Geyser in Iceland"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

Image: 16,7 x 11,6 cm.(6.4 x 4.5"(

$ 30.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254903


Upper image: "Runeninschrift auf einer Basaltsaeule"
Lower image: "Islandische Gehoeft"

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Upper image: "Schwimmende Ponies"
Lower image: "Reykivik: Dom und Thorwaldsens Standbild"

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Image: "Islandische Kueche"

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"Island"

Article in German on 4 separate pages with 11 photographic images.

By Otto Cahnheim (1851-1918)

Cahnheim was M.D,.Ethnologist, Ornithologist and Iceland Specialist.
He did special studies on Lepra disease in Iceland.

Page size: 29 x 21 cm ( 11.4 x 8.2")

Order Nr. ICELAND254905 SOLD


"Hecla"

Wood engraving on a page of text in English about Mt. Hecla
and volcanic research. Text continues on reverse side.
Published 1855.

Image: 7x 7 cm ( 2.7 x 2.7")
Page size: 20 x 12 cm ( 7.8 x 4.7"9

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254904


"Nouveau Geyser"

Steel engraving 1840.

12 x 8.5 cm ( 4.7 x 3.3 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. ICELAND250647


"Norwege Suede et Danemark"

Copper engraving dated 1828 from:"Atlas de la Geographie ancienne, du moyen-age et moderne". By Felix Delamarche, who followed his father Charles Francois Demarche (1740-1817) in his cartographic business.

This detailed map shows the various political divisions of the Scandinavian countries. In the upper left is an inset of Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Map has a vertical centerfol and is in Good condition.

29 x 28 cm 11.4 x 11 ")

$ 145.00

Order Nr. SCANDINAVIAMAP241836


"Gullfoss"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 9 x 11.5 cm ( 3.5 x 4.5")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254793


"Chevaux d'Islande"

Wood engraving ca 1880. Minor signs of age and use in margins.

Image: 12.5 x 21 cm (4.9 x 8.2")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254794


Iceland - portrayed in splendid photography

I don't normally do any promotion on my website. But here I happily make an exemption. When you read this, you'll see why.

For a Christmas gift I received a book: "Sagenhaftes Island" (Fabulous Iceland).

It is a  wondrous photo book. Kerstin Langenberger and Olaf Krueger introduce the island of Iceland near the northern polar circle with their outstanding poetic photography. Amazingly beautiful pictures seduce the spectator's eyes and inflame his or her fantasy, as he or she keeps roaming and lingering through the pages of the island's magnificent landscapes of glaciers and pastures, of snow-covered mountains, impressive waterfalls and of volcanic hell's gates. Seen at dawn and at dusk, in sunshine and under clouds, the mystical wonders of this island's nature capture you.  Both photographers poetically portray what they see with gentle sensitivity.

As I was turning the pages and read the accompanying, just as poetic text by Karl-Ludwig Wetzig, my Norse gods and goddesses, giants, trolls and creatures of my childhood imagination seemed to come alive like they do in the Norse mythology "Edda". The journey through this book enticed me and just may entice you to put a real journey to Iceland on your agenda.

The book is available only in the German language. (Written in complementary poetic prose - for those of you who understand German). It can be ordered via email to info@olafkrueger.com

The price is EURO 50,00 including postal charges within Germany. Outside Germany, postal charges will be added.


 

ăL'Isola d'Islanda Divisa Ne Suoi Distretti Di Nuova Projezione"

Type of print: Copper etching

Color: Original hand coloring

Publisher: Antonio Zatta (1757-1797)

Published in: Atlante Novissimo

Where: Venice

When: Dated 1781

Condition: Near excellent. only the faintest traces of age. Wide margins

Measurements: 31 x 41 cm (ca. 12.2 x 16.1")

Order Nr. ICELAND238502 SOLD


"L'Islande"

Copper engraving map by Pierre Duval. Published ca 1690. in Paris.

This uncommon map has pleasant hand coloring.
Near the center of the map are flames of the volcano Mt Hekla.

The vertical centerfold has been flattened.
Right margin has been very professionally widened,
Ninor creasing that is visible only on reverse side.

Map image with border; 10 x 13 cm ( 3.9 x 5.3")

Order Nr. ICELANDMAP254099SOLD


"Regno di Danimarca colle Isole Färoer ed Islanda". Copper engraving from an Italian atlas ca 1840. Small bit of original hand outline coloring.

This is half of a map page. The upper image is easy to recognize as Iceland withe the topography carefully shown. The small inset in the lower left are the Faeroe Islands.

Map is incomplete as half an atlas page. Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.

28.5 x 19 cm ( 11.2 x 7.5 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND1265SOLD


" Carte de L'Islande". Copper etching by Bellin in modern hand coloring. Ca. 1750.

A detailed map of Iceland with major settlements. Mountains, rivers and fjords add a decorative topographical aspect.

The map has two vertical ond one horizontal fold to fit atlas size. Map is very clean. Except for some very light creasing at the bottom of the image, the overall condition is Very Good.

30 x 38 cm ( 11.8 x 15 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND1470 SOLD


"Der Hecla"

Wood engraving published 1875. Above the image is a short article (in German)
about Mt. Hecla. Reverse side is printed with unrelated text.

Image: 7.5 x 10 cm ( 2.9 x 3.8")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254960


 Hverfjall

" Der Vulkan Hverfjall am Mueckensee, Island"

Wood engraving on a page of text about Iceland published 1906.
The text continues on the reverse side.

9 x 13 cm ( 3.5 x 5.1 ")

$ 40.00

rder Nr. ICELAND250703


"L'Isola D'Islanda Delineata Sulle ultime osservazioni" Copper engraving by Gio. Ma. Cassini, dated 1796. Original outline coloring.

Map shows Iceland in topographical detail, especially the rivers. It also shows the four early divisions of Iceland.

Map has a vertical and a horizontal fold. Some creasing along fold lines as well as scattered light creasing in margins and image. Repair on lower margin edge on fold line. The lower margin corners have been repaired.

34 x 47 cm ( 13.3 x 18.5 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND1266SOLD


"La Danimarca, Svezia et Norvegia"

Copper engravingy by Antonio Zatta (1757-1797), Venedig, 1795

from "Atlante Novissimo, von 1775-1785"

In the upper left is Iceland and in the lower left is part
of Ireland, Scotland and England.

Map has folds to fit original atlas size. Some creasing and
signs of age and use. Scanned against a black background.

Map image: 14 x 20.5 cm ( 5.5 x 8")

$ 145.00

Order Nr. SCANDINAVIA255120


Reverse side:

Copy of the remaining text on a separate page:

" Descrittione dell'Isola d'Islanda di Tomaso Poracchi". Copper etching from "L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" (The most famous islands of the world by Thomas Porcacchi (1530 - 1585) and engraved by Girolamo Porro. The first edition of this work was published in Venice in 1572. This is from the second edition, 1620.

This slightly northwest-oriented map is interesting because it is so early and includes so many of the very small islands surrounding the mainland.

Image size: 10.2 x 14.2 cm ( 4 x 5.6 " )
Page size: 27.8 x 19.7 cm ( 10.9 x 7.8" )

Order Nr. ICELAND1262 SOLD


Icelandic woman in wedding dress

"L'Islande"
"( Femme islandaise en habit de noce )"
( Icelandic woman in wedding dress )

Wood engraving of an Icelandic woman in wedding dress on a page of text about Iceland.
The article ( in French ) continues on the reverse side. Published 1844. Minor spotting.

Page size: 26.5 x 17.5 cm ( 10.4 x 6.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. ICELAND245872


Barren Iceland

"Barren-Island"

Wood engraving published 1871. Reverse side is printed.

8 x 13 cm ( 3.1 x 5.1 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. ICELAND250814


"Der Hecla"

Wood engraving with a few sentences of text about Mount Hecla
above the image. Published 1875. Reverse side is preinted.

Image: 7.5 x 10 cm ( 2.9 x 3.9")

Order Nr. ICELAND254740SOLD


"Regions Arctiques"

"Mont Hecla vue par le Sud"

Steel engraving published 1840.
Narrow upper margin.

9 x 13.5 cm ( 3.5 x 5.3 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. ICELAND255121


"Iceland"

Detailed map of Iceland by Johnston in London published 1889.

Map was printed on a ype of thin Japan paper and then laid down on heavier paper.

Some creasing and signs of age and use.

15.5 x 24 cm ( 6.1 x 9.4 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND249811 SOLD


"Skizze von Island"

Wood engraving after Heilhack, published 1890. Reverse side is printed.
Map shows watter currents, volcanos, glaciers and other topographic features.

7.3 x 9.5 cm ( 2.8 x 3.7 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND242929


"Orbis 'T'abula quatenus a Veteribus cogniti...."

Copper engraving by Hermann Moll, 1732. In the upper left is the american hemisphere showing California as an island.
Island is given the name Thule Aliorum.Map shows the Roman Empire by means of a fine dotted line.

Tiny repair on lower margin edge.

Map image: 16 x 22.5 cm ( 6.2 x 8.8 ")

$ 240.00

Order Nr. WORLD248258

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Iceland Costumes

"Costumes Islandais"

Steel engraving 1840.

10 x 14 cm ( 3.9 x 5.5 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. ICELAND250649


Upper image: "Island. - Environs de Rekiavich"
Lower image: "Passage de ka Bruara, - Chute de la riviere du meme nom"

Wood engravings on a page of text about Iceland. The article begins
on the reverse side. Published 1866. Horizontal centerfold.

Page size: 34 x 23 cm ( 13.3 x 9")

$ 65.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254743


Hella Iceland

" Der Hella "

Wood engraving published 1871. Reverse side is printed.

8 x 12.5 cm ( 3.1 x 4.9 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND250813 SOLD


Upper image: "Ansicht von Reykiavik, Haptstadt der Insel Island"
( view of Reykiavik, the captial of Iceland)
Lower mage:
"Ein Kaufladen in Rexkiavik"
(a store in Reykiavik)

Wood engraving published 1879. On the reverse side is unrelated text.
Overall light natural age toning.

Image: 32 x 23 cm ( 12.5 x 9")

$ 140.00

Order Nr. ICELAND255156


Krabla

"Cratiere du Krabla"

Steel engraving 1840.

9 x 14 cm ( 3.5 x 5.5 ")

$ 40.00

Order nr. ICELAND250648


Image: "Reykavik"

Reverse side:

"Images: "Islaedischer Bauernhof, Kirche von Reykjalidar"

Reverse side.

"Kreuz und Quer durch Island"

Article by Carl Kuechler with wood engravings after Hanno Bohrdt.
Two separate pages with text and engraving on both side. Published ca 1875.

Page size: 29 x 20 cm ( 11 x 7.8")

Price for the two pages: $ 55.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254744


"Carte du Groenland" Copper engraving by Laurent for Bellin. Dated 1770. Fine, recent hand coloring.

Detailed map of southern Greenland with a bit of Canada in the upper left and Iceland on the right.

Map has two vertical folds to fit book size.

19.1 x 25.3 cm ( 7.5 x 9.9 ")

$ 275.00

Order Nr. SCANDINAVIA1520


Seydisfjordur

"Seydisfjord auf Island"

Wood engraving after a drawing by Karl Sedivy published 188. Reverse side is printed.
Overall age toning. Minor spotting in margins.

21.5 x 32.5 cm ( 8.4 x 12.7 ")

Order Nr. ICELAND247108SOLD


Hafen von Reykjavit

Wood engraving by Jules Nuel from an illustrated work ca 1875.
Reverse side is printed. Narrow margins.

9.8 x 15.8 cm ( 3.8 x 6.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND2902


Looking toward Thingvellir

Wood engraving ca 1870. Reverse side is printed.

9.7 x 11.6 cm ( 3.8 x 4.6 ")

$ 25.00

Order nr. ICELAND254742


"Der See von Thingvellir"

Wood engraving on a page of text that continues on the reverse side.

6 x 8 cm ( 2.3 x 3.1 ")

$ 20.00

Order Nr. ICELAND250868


Islandesi

Fine copper engraving by Roberto Freschi ca 1820. Original hand coloring.
Very minor spotting in margins.

10.8 x 15.7 cm ( 4.2 x 6.2 ")

$ 125.00

Order Nr. ICELAND2901


Upper image: "Landpfarrhaus und Kirche (Thingualla)"
Lower image: "Islaender auf der Reise"

Two wood engravings and German text about Iceland. Also Iceland text
on reverse side. Published 1875. Light, natural age toning.

Page size: 27 x 19 cm ( 10.6 x 7.4")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254745


Vandfald paa Island

Wood engraving ca 1880. Reverse side is printed.

11.5 x 15.7 cm ( 4.5 x 6.2 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND2903


Upper images: "Basaltstein an den Wasserfaellen des Baresa Flusses in Abessinien"
"Basaltkegel mit Horizontalen Saeulen auf Island"

Lower images: "Die Kaesegrotte bei Bertrich"
"Gebogene Basaltsaeulen von Samosko in den Karpathen"

Wood engravings 1875 on a page with text about Basalt that continues on the reverse side.
Also on the reverse side are two more "basalt" images, one in Cologne and the other Staffa,

Images 16 x 18.5 cm ( 6.2 x 7.2 ")
Page size: 26.5 x 20 cm ( 10.4 x 7.8 ")

$ 30.00

Order Nr. GEOLOGY243836


Gletscher an der Kueste von Island.

Wood engraving ca 1875. Reverse side is printed. Overall light age toning.

16.4 x 24.8 cm ( 6.4 x 9.8 ")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. ICELAND2905


"Reitende Islaenderinnen"

Wood engraving 1864. Reverse side is printed. Light age toning.

7.3 x 10.8 cm ( 2.8 x 4.3 ")

Order nr. ICELAND245975 SOLD


"Vulkane und heisse Quellen" ( Volcanos and hot springs )

1. der Vesuv ( Vesuvius ); 2 Die Insel Volcano ( near Sicily) 3. Section of an old volcano,
4. Hot Springs Karapiti, New Zealand, 5. lava smoke stack, 6. volcanic lava drops,
7. Der Krater Kilauea am Abhang des Mauna Loa auf Hawaii, 8. Hot springs in Iceland,
9. Der Grottengeiser, Yellowstone, USA.

Wood engraving ca 1885 from Ferdinand Hirt's Bildertafeln.
Minor signs of age and use. Along the vertical centerfold are a few binding spots.

Page size: 34 x 46 cm ( 13.3 x 18.1 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. GEOLOGY242089


"Grotte von Surtschellir"

Wood engraving on a page of text that continues on reverse side.
Published 1871.

Image: 3.8 x 6.5 cm ( 1.4 x 2.5 ")
Page size: 15 x 9 cm ( 5.9 x 3.5 ")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND251034


"Almannagja"

Wood engraving ca 1870. Reverse side is printed.

Image: 9 x 11.5 cm ( 3.5 x 4.5")

$ 25.00

Order Nr. ICELAND254741


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