Novissima Islandiae Tabula

Object Number: AF-MX-1244
About Above Photo
| AF-MX-1244
Date Made
1680
to
1683
Description
Hand-colored, updated map of Iceland from 'The English Atlas' by Moses Pitt published between the years 1680-1683. The map is heavily based off of the map of Iceland by Ortelius, first published in 1590. Gone are the fantastical sea creatures in the surrounding sea and the pictorial reliefs illustrated through the profile of mountains are less exaggerated. Mt. Hekla, though toned down, is still depicted as an erupting volcano. Water nymphs hold up a shell with a putto containing the title. Blank verso.
Major Collection
Nautical
Named Collection
Allan Forbes Collection

More Details

Materials
Ink, Laid Paper
Measurements
16 in x 20 1/2 in
Nomenclature
Maps
Classification
Cartography
Item Count
1
Cite This Item
"Novissima Islandiae Tabula", Engraving, 1680. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. https://collections.mitmuseum.org/object/af-mx-1244/
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