Tabula nova Italiae

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

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Beautiful 1541 woodcut Ptolemaic map of Italy.


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.


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

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


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