Rare early Fries Ptolomey Waldseemuller map of France..probably printed Lyon in 1535 ..

A mint condition example of the 1535 edition of Lorenz Fries map of France and Belgium, based upon the work of Claudius Ptolemy.. this map was first published in Strasbourg by Johannes Gruninger in 1522, Fries map is based upon Waldseemuller's map of 1513. Each edition was of very small numbers and there are very few surviving maps.

A very rare map in mint condition.

code : M3272

Cartographer : FRIES Lorenz

Date : 1535 Lyon

Size : 31*38 cms

availability : Available

Price : £585

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Laurent Fries (*1485 - †1532)

Laurent Fries was a French physician and mathematician born around 1485 in Mulhouse. He settled finally in Strassburg where he meat Peter Apian and the publisher Johannes Grüninger which made him interested in the Ptolemy Atlas of 1513 and 1520. Fries made new woodcut maps in reduced size. His Ptolemy Atlas was published first in 1522, reissued in 1525, 1535 and 1541. He died in 1532.