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Auction 178, Lot 286


"Iceland", Kirkwood, James & Sons

Subject: Iceland

Period: 1811 (circa)

Publication: Travels in the Island of Iceland

Color: Black & White

8.8 x 6.9 inches
22.4 x 17.5 cm

This handsome small map of Iceland is divided into regions and further subdivided into syssels. There are a few place names and some fine topographical detail. A 1783 "Marine Eruption" is noted in the North Atlantic. There was a great deal of volcanic activity in Iceland in 1783, most notably the eruption of the Laki volcanic fissure, also know as the Skaftar Fires. Published in the 1811/12 editions of George Steuart Mackenzie's Travels in the Island of Iceland, During the Summer of the Year 1810.


Condition: A

Faint toning.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/10/2020