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Novissima Islandiae Tabula
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Janssonio-Waesbergios, Mosem Pitt et Stephani Swart
Place made: United Kingdom, England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
Date made: 1680-1683
Materials: laid paper; color; ink
Measurements: 16 in x 20 1/2 in
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.