Trapezoidal woodcut map showing Greece by L. Fries. A reduced version of Martin Waldseemullers ptolemy map of 1513, from the 1525 Strassbourg Edition of Ptolemy's Geographia by Johannes Gruninger. Verso with title 'Tabula X Europae' and text surrounded by woodcut decorations.
Two small wormholes at upper white margin, excellent 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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Laurent Fries: [Tabula X Europae].
Antique woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Strasbourg by J. Grüninger in 1525.
Greece - Fries, Laurent - [Tabula X Europae]