Attractive and rare Fries modern map of Turkey . The first modern folio map of Turkey available.

By Lorenz Fries published by Grueninger in Strasbourg 1525.

Typîcal Waldseemuller style of mountains etc. Cyprus, Constantinopel to Armenia. Banner title.

Excellent hand colour

MINT condition for this are sought after rare map

code : M5001

Cartographer : FRIES Lorenz

Date : 1525 Strasbourg

Size : 31*39 cms Sheet 40*48 cms

availability : Available

Price : £750

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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.