Mayer lithograph of Reykjavík, larger version.

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.

Copyright © 1996-8 Dick Ringler. All rights reserved.

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