Sonntag, 19. Januar 2014

0235 Iceland


Iceland is a Nordic island country marking the juncture between the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Map of Iceland 1595
This map by Abraham Ortelius depicts Iceland in great detail, including its mountains, fjords, glaciers and a depiction of Mount Hekla erupting. The map includes over 200 place names, primarily Danish in origin.
The map illustrates a variety of legendary and mythical sea monsters and creatures of the 15th and 16th Century.

Спасибо Диана за историчски интересную открытку ;)

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