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Ptolemy/ Fries Claudius/ Laurent ( Lorenz) (1490 - 1531) Lyon
Tabula XI Asiae
Artist: Ptolemy/ Fries Claudius/ Laurent ( Lorenz) ( - 1531) Lyon; issued in: Vienna; date: ca 1525 1490 - - technic: Woodcut; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Missing parts at lower centerfold replaced; - size (in cm): 28,5 x 40; - description: Map shows Bangadesh, Birma, India, Thailand and Malysia.Appears in the author's Geographia, translated by Willibald Pirckheimer, with annotations by Joannes Regiomontanus, 1525. Lorenz (Laurent) Fries was born in Alsace in 1490 or thereabouts, describing himself on one occasion as from Colmar, one of the towns of the region. ;He studied medicine at university, or rather at universities, as he seems to have had a peripatetic education, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna.Having successfully completed his education, Fries established himself as a physician, at a succession of places in the Alsace region, with a short spell in Switzerland, before settling in Strasbourg, in about 1519.By this time, he had established a reputation as a writer on medical topics, with several publications already to his credit. ;Indeed, it was thus that Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann Grüninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller. Grüninger. ;It would seem that Gruninger was responsible for printing several of the maps prepared by Waldseemuller, and for supervising the cutting of the maps for the 1513 edition of Ptolemy, edited by the group.This meeting was to introduce a important digre … [Click Below for Full Description]
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