Tabula nova Italiae

Beautiful 1541 woodcut Ptolemaic map of Italy.

Date: 1541
Place: Vienne
Dimensions: 26.5 x 33.2 cm (10.4 x 13.1 in)
Condition Rating: VG+

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SKU: NL-00037 Category:

Description

Ptolemaic map of Italy with Corsica, Sardinia, and part of Sicily. Presents major rivers and mountain ranges, including the Alps.

Nice, heavy paper watermarked with a bunch of grapes.

Cartographer(s):

Rare Maps by Cartographer 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

Ample margins, very small hole in centerfold, some reinforcement along the centerfold.

References

Borri, L'Italia nelle antiche carte dal medioevo all'unita nazionale, figure 26, image 42.