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FRIES, L. - Tabu Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit. . .
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Tabu Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit. . . - FRIES, L.
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Title : Tabu Nova Orbis / Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit. . ..
Map maker : FRIES, L..
Date : Lyon, 1525 or 1535.
Size : 11.1 x 18.0 inches. / 28.1 x 45.7 cm.
Colouring : Finely coloured
Description :The second 'modern' world map of Laurent Fries. This map is one of the earliest world maps available to a collector. The map is a reduced version of Martin Waldseemuller's "Admiral's Map" of the World from Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae ...., first published in Strassburg in 1522.
It shows the world in a combination of classical misconceptions with a few of the more recent discoveries including a portion of the coastline of South America along the left border. Greenland is drawn as an elongated peninsula connected to a still primitively shaped Scandinavia.
Fries has added five kings, representing the kingdoms of Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Taprobana (Sri Lanka) and Mursuli. Also a drawing of an elephant or a mammoth was placed close to Greenland, which does not appear on the Waldseemuller map. Parts of the Americas are shown at the very west of the map. ¤
Condition : In good condition. Wide margins, Paper thinness and a few neat repairs along central vertical fold. Slightly browned. Overall in good condition. Verso: blank
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