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Publication 1

Publication locations:
Copenhagen
Publication year:
1821
Size:
23,4x29,9 cm
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Publication 2

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Copenhagen
Publication year:
1821
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Island

Author:
Moritz Ludvig Born
Country:
Denmark
Publication year:
1821
 
When the new coastal charts started to come out in the beginning of the 19th century it was not long before various cartographers adopted the new coastline in their maps. Moritz L. Born seems to have been the first, and was especially well placed since he had worked on the charts and knew them inside out. He made a map of Iceland for a book, Almenn landaskipunarfrædi, which The Icelandic Literary Society was compiling at this time. For the rest of the country, however, he followed older maps.
With a few changes, the picture of the country which appears for the first time on these charts is the one we know today, though of course later maps are more exact.
 
 
 
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