Tabula Nova Siciliae, Sardiniae & Corsicae

Cartographer(s): Laurent Fries
Date: 1541
Place: Vienne
Dimensions: 40.2 x 27.7 cm (15.8 x 10.9 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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Bright 1541 Ptolemaic map of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica.

Details

This map depicts the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily, with an outline of southern Italy. Numerous small towns are labeled on each island, and a flaming Mt. Etna is depicted in Sicily.

This edition was printed by Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, and edited by Michael Servetus.

Verso text: blank.

Cartographer(s):

Laurent Fries

Laurent/Lorenz Fries (ca. 1485-1532): Born in Alsace circa 1490, Fries studied medicine and mathematics at a number of European universities. He was trained as a physician, but was also keenly interested in cartography and medical publications. From 1518-19 Fries is mainly based in Strasbourg from where he was commissioned to compile the first edition of Waldseemüller’s atlas after his death in 1520.

Condition Description

A clean and bright example on paper with a grape bunch watermark and professional repairs to two short centerfold separations in the blank margins.

References

Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #211-35.