Olafur Palson, early 19th century.
© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Lithograph by Emile Lasalle after Giroud, of Palson who was an 'Icelandic student, born at Asar, in the district of Skaptafell'. Illustration from 'Voyage en Islande et au Groenland publie par ordre du Roi sous la direction de M Paul Gaimard' by Eugene Robert (1806-1879), published in Paris in 1851. The book, in English 'Voyage to Iceland and Greenland published by order of the King under the direction of Mr Paul Gaimard', is an account of a scientific expedition.