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FRIES / TRECHSEL - Tabula Terre Sanctae.

FRIES / TRECHSEL - Tabula Terre Sanctae.
Tabula Terre Sanctae. - FRIES / TRECHSEL
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Title : Tabula Terre Sanctae..
Map maker : FRIES / TRECHSEL.
Date : Lyon, 1535.
Size : 9.5 x 16.4 inches. / 24.2 x 41.7 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :"Modern" map of Palestine, oriented to the east. The Mediterranean shore line runs from Sidon to Gaza. Of the inland the whole of Palestine on both sides of the Jordan divided into the 12 Tribes is shown. Woodcut by/after Lorenz Fries, printed by Melchior & Gaspar Trechsel. Text in Latin on the verso.
This "modern" map - in contrast to the "old" Ptolemaic map - is based on the first "modern" depiction of Palestine by Vesconte-Sanuto in 1320. It is taken from the Ptolemy-atlas printed by the Trechsels at Lyon. The brothers Trechsel had acquired the woodcut from the heirs of Johannes Grüninger of Strasbourg.
Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais, Ptol. E 42. Laor, Maps of the Holy Land, # 612.
Condition : Nice and dark printing, and in very good condition. The centerfold has been underlaid for protective reasons.

ID: 99256

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