Niels Horrebow (Septemner 17 1712 - May 20, 1760) was a Danish lawyer now known best for writing The Natural History of Iceland (Tilforladelige efterretninger om Island) in 1752. It was intended to correct errors in past natural histories of Iceland, whose authors had written about the island without ever visiting it. Horrebow lived there for two years, studying not only Iceland's animals, plants, weather, and geological features but also the cultural practices of the Icelandic people themselves. Horrebow was able to secure access to the previously suppressed 1734 Knoff map of Iceland, and his inclusion of a version of it in his work brought it to a wide audience.