Antique woodcut map of India. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

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Woodcut map of India by L. Fries. From the 1535 Lyon edition of Ptolemy's Geographia edited by M. Servetus and published by M. and G. Trechsel, printed from the 1522 woodblocks of the first Fries edition. A sized reduced version of the Waldseemuller maps from 1513, showing the area between eastern Arabia and Indochina.


CartographerLaurent Fries
TitleTabu. moder. Indiae
Publisher, YearM. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535
Plate Size29.5 x 44.3 cm (11.6 x 17.4 inches)
Sheet Size41.8 x 55.5 cm (16.5 x 21.9 inches)
ReferenceKarrow 28/44


Centrefold backed in upper half, minor waterstained in upper white margin, good conditions.


Laurent Fries was a French physician and mathematician born around 1485 in Mulhouse. He settled finally in Strassburg where he meat Peter Apian and the publisher Johannes Grüninger which made him interested in the Ptolemy Atlas of 1513 and 1520. Fries made new woodcut maps in reduced size. His Ptolemy Atlas was published first in 1522, reissued in 1525, 1535 and 1541. He died in 1532.

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Antique woodcut map of India. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

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