Downtown Reykjavík in 1836, looking north along Main Street (Aðalstræti). Notice the open gutter in the middle of the uncobbled street. The pump on the right served as a gathering place and center for the dissemination of news and gossip. It stood directly in front of Magistrate's House.
Lithograph from a sketch by Auguste Mayer.
Source: VIG, Atlas historique, Plate 14.