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PTOLEMY / FRIES, L. - Tabula III Asiae. [Caucass and Armenia.]
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Tabula III Asiae. [Caucass and Armenia.] - PTOLEMY / FRIES, L.
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Title : Tabula III Asiae. [Caucass and Armenia.].
Map maker : PTOLEMY / FRIES, L..
Date : Lyons, M. Servetus, 1535.
Size : 12.3 x 16.9 inches. / 31.2 x 43.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong colors.
Description :Ptolemaic map of the region south of the Caucasus Mountains and between the Caspian Sea as far south as the headwaters of the Tigris River in the south and the Black Sea, including Armenia Maior, Iberia, Albania, Colchis, Porte Albania, the Euphrates River, the Tigris, Assyria, and many other place names in the cradle of civilization.
"The elaborate Renaissance woodcut panels on the reverse may have been designed by Albrecht Dürer" according to Rodney Shirley.
Known as the first Servetus edition, this Lyons edition was so named due to the fate of its editor. Michael Servetus(c.1511-53) was a Spanish physician & theologian. His unorthodox teachings led to his condemnation as a heretic by Protestants and Roman Catholics. In Geneva, 1553, he was burned at the stake by order of John Calvin who insisted copies of this edition be burned with him.
Read more about Ptolemy and Waldseemüller.
Condition : Wood cut map with letter press. In very good condition. On reverse the description with splendour-fully columns and ornaments. Size of sheet : 410 x 548mm. 4 small holes in lower margin filled in.
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