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FRIES, Laurent (c. 1485-1532) / WALDSEEMULLER, Martin (1470-1520)
Tabula Nova Totius Orbis
1541. FRIES, Laurent (c. 1485-1532) and WALDSEEMULLER, Martin (1470-1520): Tabula Nova Totius Orbis, Vienna 1541 (THIRD STATE), 16 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches; double-page woodcut map of the world with printing imperfection in top right quadrant (present in all issues) showing Europe, Africa, Asia, and parts of the Americas in the Ptolemaic tradition with parallel zones and different illustrations incl. an elephant and five throned kings representing the sovereigns of Russia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Taprobana, and Mursuli. Condition: very good with minor abrasions along centerfold. The map is derivative of Martin Waldseemüller s 1513 map of the world (known as the Admiral s Map ), but does not include cross-directional lines. Despite the availability of more recent surveys, Fries remains ambiguous in the depiction of South America, Greenland, and most of Southeast Asia, following the somewhat archaic prototype by Waldseemüller. In the words of Rodney SHIRLEY (1983) this map (.) is one of the earliest world maps available to a collector, and is an unsophisticated but attractive rendering of what was generally known of the world at that time. L6B311
Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Rare Books [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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