Antique Maps by Laurent Fries (*1485 - 1532)

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.
  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabu. Nova Helvetiae

    M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    Woodcut map of Switzerland by L. Fries. 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 from the first...

    Tabu. Nova Helvetiae
    10868

    Antique woodcut map of Switzerland. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

    850,00 €
  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabula Nona Asia Continentur, Aria

    Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    An early woodcut map of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the western part of India. With a small illustration of a king and title on verso.The origin of this Ptolemaic map is the first so called...

    Tabula Nona Asia Continentur, Aria
    11703

    Antique woodcut map of India, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Printed in Vienne by Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel in 1541.

    450,00 €
  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae Enarrationis, Libri Octo ... Prostant Lugduni apud...

    G. Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    This atlas is divided into three parts: First, the text comprising the new Latin translation by the humanist Wilibald Pirckheimer of the 1525 edition, which has been edited by Michael Servetus, for...

    Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae Enarrationis, Libri Octo ......
    11191

    Second edition of Michael Servetus' Ptolemy edition, published by G. Trechsel 1541 in Vienne, Dauphine.

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  • 1525 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabu. VII Asiae

    Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1525

    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....

    Tabu. VII Asiae
    10081

    Antique woodcut map of the Caspian Sea. Printed in Strasbourg by Grüninger in 1525.

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  • 1525 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  [Tabula X Europae]

    J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1525

    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....

    [Tabula X Europae]
    10852

    Antique woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Strasbourg by J. Grüninger in 1525.

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  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabula Terre Sanctae

    M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    Early woodcut map of the Holy Land by L. Fries. 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 from...

    Tabula Terre Sanctae
    10859

    Antique woodcut map of Palestine, Israel. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

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  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabu. moder. Indiae

    M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    Woodcut map of India by L. Fries. 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...

    Tabu. moder. Indiae
    10862

    Antique woodcut map of India. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

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  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabu. Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit

    M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    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...

    Tabu. Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem...
    10865

    Antique woodcut map of the world. Printed in Lyon by M. & G. Trechsel in 1535.

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  • 1535 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  [Tab. Mo. Germa.]

    Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, Lyon, 1535

    Early woodcut map of Germany showing central Europe from Denmark to the Alps and from France to Poland. This 'modern' Ptolemaic map origin is the first so called Modern Atlas by Martin...

    [Tab. Mo. Germa.]
    11066

    Antique woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Lyon by Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel in 1535.

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  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Europae tabula nona. Continet Iaziges Metanastas, Daciam, Mysiam superiorem

    Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    Untitled trapezoidal Ptolemaic woodcut map of the Balkan. From the 1541 Vienne (Dauphiné) edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published by Gaspar Trechsel and sold by Hughes de la Porte in Lyons. The...

    Europae tabula nona. Continet Iaziges Metanastas, Daciam, Mysiam superiorem
    10152

    Coloured woodcut map of Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Balkan. Printed in Vienne by Trechsel in 1541.

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  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Aphricae tabula secunda continet

    Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    Untitled trapezoidal Ptolemaic woodcut map of North Africa. From the 1541 Vienne (Dauphiné) edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published by Gaspar Trechsel and sold by Hughes de la Porte in Lyon. The...

    Aphricae tabula secunda continet
    10111

    Coloured woodcut map of Sardinia, Malta, North Africa. Printed in Vienne by Trechsel in 1541.

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  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabula noua Poloniae, Vngariae, & Russiae

    G. Treschel, Vienne, 1541

    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.

    Tabula noua Poloniae, Vngariae, & Russiae
    10301

    Coloured woodcut map of Hungary, Russia. Printed in Vienne by G. Treschel in 1541.

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  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Tabula noua Indiae orientalis & meridionalis.

    G. Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    Handcoloured trapezoidal woodcut map of Southeast Asia. From the 1541 Vienne edition of Ptolemy's Geographia edited by M. Servetus and published by Gaspar Trechsel. 'This is the first printed...

    Tabula noua Indiae orientalis & meridionalis.
    10855

    Coloured woodcut map of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia. Printed in Vienne by G. Trechsel in 1541.

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