The second 'modern' world map of L. Fries. 'This map is one of the earliest world maps available to a collector, and is an unsophisticated but attractive rendering of what was generally known of the world at that time' (Shirley). 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. The map is based on the Waldseemuller world map of 1513.
Slightly brownstained, centerfold backed, a good copy.
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. Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit.
Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.
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