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

Tabula Nova Siciliae, Sardiniae & Corsicae

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SKU: NL-00057 Category:
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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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.


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

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


Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #211-35.