Early woodcut map of Southeast Europe with the Balkans by Laurent Fries after Ptolemy. From the early Strasbourg edition of Ptolemy's Geographia of 1525. Showing the area between Lake Constance and the Carpathians, the Dalmatian coast with parts of Italy up to Corsica. With northern Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Albania. The Latin title on the verso is flanked by ornate woodblock borders, which are said to be the work of Hans Holbein the Younger and Urs Graf.
The origin of this map is the first so called "Modern Atlas" by Martin Waldseemuller since it is the first Ptolemy edition with twenty new regional maps beside the traditional twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition. The Atlas is titled Geographie opus Novissima Traductione e Grecorum Archetypis and published by Johann Schott in Strasbourg in 1513 and is one of the most important edition of the Ptolemy Atlases. In 1520 a second edition of the atlas was printed by Schott from the same woodcut blocks. It was reissued in 1522 and 1525 by Laurent Fries and Johannes Gruninger with size reduced maps. The wood blocks of Fries found their way into the ownership of Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel in Lyon.
|Title||Tabula V. Europae|
|Publisher, Year||J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1525|
|Plate Size||29.7 x 46.0 cm (11.7 x 18.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||37.7 x 49.1 cm (14.8 x 19.3 inches)|
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