Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22894 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22894 | Licence: No known restrictions on publication.

Lava fjelds in Iceland

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Description

1 drawing : ink brush and watercolor over graphite underdrawing. | Drawing shows two men on horseback picking their way across lava stone in Iceland. The "way-marks," as Taylor has labeled them, are large rock cairns that identify the route. Taylor visited Iceland in 1862, perhaps en route to Russia.

Image Credit

Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ppmsca-22894

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Location

Hekla, Iceland

Country

Tww Comment

In his account of his trip to Iceland ('Egypt and Iceland in the year 1874'), Taylor describes crossing various lava fields including one at Hekla (p.236) and a "desolate lava-field with its cairns of stone" en-route to Soljedal (p.275).