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Antique Map-BALKAN-TURKEY-GREECE-BOSPORUS-MACEDONIA-ALBANIA-BLACK SEA-Fries-1541
- Plate : 'Europae tabula nona. Continet Iaziges Metanastas, Daciam, Mysiam superiorem.' Untitled trapezoidal Ptolemaic woodcut map of the Balkan showing south east Europe from Adriatic Sea to Black Sea. This includes today Albania, Macedonia, North of Greece and the Bosporus / Turkey around Istanbul. Woodcut on a verge type of hand-laid paper. Description: Original antique map from Ptolemy Atlas, by Laurent Fries, published ca. 1541.Artists and Engravers: Laurent Fries (1485 - 1532) was a French physician and mathematician born around 1485 in Mulhouse. He settled finally in Strassburg where he met Peter Apian and the publisher Johannes Gr�ninger 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. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining from handling as visible on image. Restoration of margins through paper infill. Light paper spots near middle fold. Damp-stained on the left. Overall very good considering age. Rear text. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-L8-02 The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 18.1 x 11.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 52 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 46 x 30 cm.
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