1814 Thomson Map of Denmark with insets of Iceland and the Feroe Islands
Description: This fascinating hand colored 1814 map depicts Denmark, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. The whole is beautifully engraved in the minimalist English style pioneered in the early part of the 19th century. Thomson maps are known for their stunning color, awe inspiring size, and magnificent detail. Thomsonís work, including this map, represents some of the finest cartographic art of the 19th century. Relief is shown by hachure with towns, cities, and major topographical features identified. Issued in 1814 as plate no. 10 for Edinburgh cartographer John Thomson's 1817 New General Atlas.
Date: 1814 (undated)
Source: Thomson, J. A New General Atlas, (Edinburgh) 1814.
References: Rumsey 1007.018. Phillips (Atlases) 731. Newberry Library: Ayer 135 T4 1817.
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