1901 Iceland Map Poster - Geological Map of Iceland Poster - History Map of Reykjavik Iceland - Old Iceland Map Wall Art
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1901 Iceland Map Poster. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1901 Iceland Wall Art Map. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Produced by prominent Icelandic naturalist and geologist Þorvaldur Thoroddsen, this unique map of the Nordic Island shows its wide geological diversity and volcanic features. Iceland is the only portion of the Mid Atlantic Ridge that rises above the Atlantic Ocean and features a central plateau that is home to a volcano field that is nearly constantly erupting. Following the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars, Denmark and Norway became separate nations, and Iceland remained under Danish rule.
Independence movements were growing throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In 1874 Denmark granted Iceland its own constitution with limited home governance. In 1918 Denmark granted Iceland a twenty-five-year period of independence in a personal union with the Dutch. In 1944, Iceland formally became a republic and entered a period of significant economic expansion and prosperity.
Thoroddsen studied geology in Copenhagen and was inspired to create this depiction to highlight the natural geological diversity found on the Island. Prior to this publication, the vast wilderness and uninhabited regions of the country had been largely unmapped or documented. Thoroddsen’s depiction is the first to not focus on the populated areas of the country. He would go on to write several books regarding the unique geology of Iceland.
This map bears a distinctive aesthetic and classic style that immediately transports the viewer back in time. This rare piece of Icelandic geologic and cartographical history provides an indelible bond between the past and present. Thoroddsen’s map was the earliest depiction to document the nation conclusively.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history.
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