Frisius: World map after Ptolemy
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

World map – Ptolemy world map

Title: „Typus orbis descriptione Ptolemaei.“

Beautiful map with the “old world” , depicting Europe, the Mediterranean Sea, a part of Africa and a large part of Asia with twelve named wind heads surrounding the map in a bordure.

Cartographer: Laurent Fries (Metz - 1535), after a design by Martin Waldseemüller from Servetus, M: „Geographia“, Lyon 1541, verso - without text.

Print size: 30 cm x 46 cm

Very fine impression of this rare wood cut, at the upper right side missing part of the woodblock (in the bordure), typical horizontal center fold, altogether in perfect condition an excellent collectors copy.
Lit.: Shirley: Mapping of the World, S. 53-entry 47/ 3. Condition.