Trapezoidal Ptolemaic woodcut map showing the area around Caspian Sea. A reduced version of Martin Waldseemullers ptolemy map from 1513. From the 1525 Strassbourg Edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Verso: Text surrounded by woodcut decorations and a city prospect.
Good strong impression. Several tiny tears in margin, flatted and tears in centerfold professional restored. Some browning in margin. Overall very good condition.
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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Laurent Fries: Tabu. VII Asiae.
Antique woodcut map of the Caspian Sea. Printed in Strasbourg by Grüninger in 1525.
Middle East - Fries, Laurent - Tabu. VII Asiae