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Laurent Fries
Laurent Fries , Waldseemuller atlas , Strasbourg , 1525. , Ptolemey
Strasbourg: Johann Koberger, 1525. Renaissance atlas without woodcut maps, based on the so-called first modern atlas of Martin Waldseemüller. For the first time, a significant number of maps with the latest geographical surveys and observations are added to the traditional Ptolemy maps. The traditional maps can be found in early manuscripts and from 1477 onwards also in printed versions of the Geographia by Claudius Ptolemy, based on written records from the years around 150 AC. The first edition of the first modern atlas was published 1513 in Strasbourg by Johann Schott and comprehends 27 woodcut maps after Ptolemy and 20 modern maps. A second edition with identical maps except for the Switzerland map followed 1520 also in Strasbourg. Between 1522 and 1541, four additional editions appeared with maps in reduced size by Laurent Fries. Together with Johannes Grüninger, Fries issued the two editions of 1522 and 1525 at Johann Koberger in Strasbourg. This particulary atlas is missing all maps but it has numerous woodcut initials and woodcut illustrations in text. Blindstamped German pigskin binding with traces of use and with woodworms damage. Folio size. [Attributes: First Edition]
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