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FRIES, Laurent, after PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius. - Tabula Terre Sanctae.

FRIES, Laurent, after PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius. - Tabula Terre Sanctae.
Tabula Terre Sanctae. - FRIES, Laurent, after PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius.
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Title : Tabula Terre Sanctae..
Map maker : FRIES, Laurent, after PTOLOMAEUS, Claudius..
Date : Lyon, 1535.
Size : 11.4 x 16.5 inches. / 29.0 x 41.9 cm.
Colouring : Original colour

Description :A n early woodcut map of the Holy Land (Palestine, Israel) by Laurent Fries, published by M. & G. Trechsel, Lyon 1535.
Title in a banderole above. Verso a nice ornament border for which Fries used an altar tabernacle iron etching by Daniel Hopfer (1471-1536), Augsburg, as a template for his borders. (Catalogue of the Daniel Hopfer exhibition, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, November 2009). Inside these borders a text in Latin: 'Tab.Ter.Sanctae ... Iudaea ...'.

From the first Servetus edition of Ptolemy’s 'Geographia' edited by Michael Villanovanus, better known as Servetus (1511-1553): PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; Michael VILLANOVANUS, known as ‘SERVETUS’, published by Melchior and Caspar Trechsel, Lyon 1535.
Source was probably also one of the maps by Martin Waldseemüler, especially a reduced version of his woodcut map of 1513.

Laurent Fries was a French physician and mathematician born around 1485 in Mulhouse. He settled finally in Strasburg where he became 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.
Karrow 28/43; Laor 612
Condition : In very good condition, full sheet 357 x 533mm, with full wide margins, on fine laid paper, centrefold as published, old colouring.
Verso description of 'Tab.Ter.Sanctae ... Iudaea ...' in Latin inside ornamental woodcut borders, two annotations in Latin in the margin on recto top right.
Some spotting to margins, nice old colour, but 'patchy', some toning to margins. Some show-through from verso.


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