Hand coloured woodcut map of Russia, Poland and Hungary from the Ptolemy Atlas of 1541 by L. Fries. Size reduced version of the Waldseemüller map published first 1513 in Strasbourg.
Centrefold backed with Japan paper, two creases flatted.
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 noua Poloniae, Vngariae, & Russiae.
Coloured woodcut map of Hungary, Russia. Printed in Vienne by G. Treschel in 1541.
Poland - Fries, Laurent - Tabula noua Poloniae, Vngariae, & Russiae