Askja – Volcano Map Series
Print size: 18×18 inches (46×46 cm)
This map is a part of the Volcano Map Series from Maps of Iceland. The original Atlas maps that are used as textures were surveyed between 1905 and 1930. You can see a 360 degree panorama of Askja here.
Askja is an active volcano situated in a remote part of the central highlands of Iceland. The name Askja refers to a complex of nested calderas within the surrounding Dyngjufjöll mountains, which rise to 1,510 m (4,954 ft). Askja meaning box or caldera in Icelandic.
For decades, the so-called Atlas maps were at the scale of 1: 100,000 the main topographic maps of Iceland. Even today, there are many who take those cards over the other end with well-made variations and beautiful cards. The origins of the Atlas maps can be found in the very ambitious Danish map-making in Iceland
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%