Fries, Laurent

1541

Tabula Nova Asiae Minoris

Tabula Nova Asiae Minoris

DESCRIPTION: Attractive, scarce, very-early woodcut map of Asia Minor (Turkey, Syria, Iraq) by Laurent Fries. With the islands of Cyprus, Tenedos, Mitilini, Chios, and Rhodes clearly identified. Also easily identified by name are the location of Constantinople, Ephesus, Aleppo, and Damascus.

Published in 1541 in the second edition of Michael Servetus' "Ptolemy 's Geographia", published from Vienna by Gaspar Treschel. This guide to geography, written in the 2nd century A.D. by Claudius Ptolemy, a Greco-Egyptian writer became the standard work until the 16th century, and remained influential in the 18th century, in spite of its inaccuracies. In this edition Servetus makes use of the same maps produced by Laurentius Fries for his 1522 edition of Ptolemy.

Latin text on verso titled: "De Mahometo et Turcarum Origine & Moribus."

CREATOR: Fries, Laurent

PUBLICATION DATE: 1541

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Turkey

BODY OF WATER: Aegean Sea

CONDITION: Very Good.  Very clean on heavy chain laid paper with a watermark of a grape cluster. Strong impression.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 15 " x 11 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $900


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