Attractive woodcut map after Ptolemy by Lorenz Fries published by Grueninger in Strasbourg 1525

Important early map of the region between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, extending from Armenia and Mesopotamia eastward. On the left Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Babilonia Regio (the Fertile Crescent) and Babylon Tigris river all named.

First edition reduced reengraving Fries map from the Waldseemuller's Atlas, one of the most sought after of all editions of Ptolemy.

Superb hand colour

Mint condition

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #208-19.

code : M5000

Cartographer : FRIES Lorenz

Date : 1525 Strabourg

Size : 32*48 cms

availability : Available

Price : £725

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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.