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Antique maps > world and polar regions > Antique map of World by Fries L. - Ptolemy C.
Diefert Situs Orbis Hydrographorum Ab Eo Quem Ptolomeus Posuit - Fries L. ,1535.
The second modern world map of Fries' Ptolemaic atlas., after Waldseemüller.
"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" (Shirley).
Size: 29 x 46cm (11.3 x 17.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Some soiling in the centre..
Condition Rating: A+
References: Karrow, 28/50; Shirley (World), 49.
From: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini geographicae enarrationis libri octo. Lyon, M. Servetus, 1535. (Karrow, 288/G.2)
The editor of this edition, Michael Villanovus (better known as Servetus), was tried for heresy in 1553. He was burned at the stake, and at Calvin's orders, many copies of Servetus's books, including this one, followed him into the flames.
Item number: 17177
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