Tabula Nova Siciliae, Sardiniae & Corsicae

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Bright 1541 Ptolemaic map of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica

Date: 1541
Place: Vienne
Coloring: Hand color
Dimensions: 40.2 x 27.7 cm (15.8 x 10.9 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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SKU: NL-00057 Category:

Description

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)

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

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.