Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art

Reykjavik. / Kreuz und quer durch Island.

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Article ID EUS4362
Artist Bohrdt
Title Reykjavik. / Kreuz und quer durch Island.
Year c.
Description View shows Reykjavik the capital of Iceland.
According to the land register, Reykjavík was founded by Ingólfur Arnarson, one of the first settlers in Iceland. As is customary with the Vikings, he had settled where the pillars of his high seat thrown into the sea had been washed ashore. Archaeological excavations have now shown that in the 9th century - first traces point to the year 870 - Vikings from Norway and Celtic immigrants settled in this area. Skúli Magnússon, now known as the “father of the city”, who from 1749 worked as a governor based in Bessastaðir, is responsible for the upswing of the place. He ensured the settlement of the first industrial companies.
Dimensions (cm)12 x 19 cm
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueWood engraving

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