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Publication 1

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Latin
Publication year:
1600
Size:
22×28,6 cm
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Publication 2

Publication year:
1600
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22×28,6 cm
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Publication 3

Publication year:
1600
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Islandia

Author:
Matthias Quad
Country:
Germany
Publication year:
1600
 
Matthias Quad was one of the first to adopt the new version of Iceland which Abraham Ortelius printed in 1590. Quad was a efficient cartographer but not at the same time very proficient, in stead of the fine engravings done by Ortelius we have wood-carvings.
When we look at the map we see that it is a copy, reduced in size, of Ortelius' map. Place-names are fewer and one of the monsters is gone. In the bottom right hand corner there is a picture of Christian IV who was king of Denmark at that time.
 
 
 
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