Europae tabula sexta continet italiam.

Cartographer(s): Laurent Fries
Date: 1541
Place: Vienne
Dimensions: 41.5 x 24 cm (16.4 x 9.4 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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A gorgeous 1541 map of Italy in the style of Ptolemaic cartography.


Ptolemaic map of Italy with Corsica, and parts of Sardinia and Sicily. The map depicts major rivers and mountain ranges, including the Alps and Apennines, both of which are executed using hachures.


Laurent Fries

Laurent/Lorenz Fries (ca. 1485-1532) was born in Alsace circa 1490 and 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, where he was commissioned to compile the first edition of Waldseemüller’s atlas after his death in 1520.

Condition Description

Minimal restoration to the centerfold.