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PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES, L. - Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei.
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Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei. - PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES, L.
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Title : Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei..
Map maker : PTOLEMEE, C. / FRIES, L..
Date : Vienne, 1535.
Size : 11.8 x 18.3 inches. / 30.0 x 46.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured
Description :Waldseemüller Ptolemaic map of 1513 has been redrawn and reduced in size in this publication by Laurent Fries, geographer and physician. The Vienne edition was printed by G. Treschel. This is the second imprint, without the title in top.
The map is from the 1535 edition of the classic geographical text by Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria.
Written about AD 150, Ptolemy's Geographia laid out the basic principles of scientific geography and mapmaking. When the book was rediscovered by scholars in the Latin world at the start of the Renaissance, it was adopted as the ultimate authority on making maps of the world and its regions. The features of Ptolemy's maps--such as their orientation with north at the top and their use of latitude and longitude coordinates--became the standard hallmarks of modern Western cartography. For this reason, Ptolemy has been called the "Father of Geography." ¤
Shirley, World, 47 IV.
Condition : With good margins. Some slight discolouration, and paper fraying in outer margins. Very good condition.
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