1541 Fries - Tabula Nova Siciliae, Sardiniae & Corsicae

SOLD: Bright 1541 Ptolemaic map of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica

Title:

Tabula Nova Siciliae, Sardiniae & Corsicae

Map maker:

Laurent Fries, Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae…

Place and Year:

Vienne, 1541

Dimensions:

40.2 x 27.7 cm (15.8 x 10.9 in)

Technique:

Woodblock printing

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

This map depicts the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, and Sicily, with an outline of southern Italy. Numerous small towns are labeled on each island, and a flaming Mt. Etna is depicted in Sicily.

This edition was printed by Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, and edited by Michael Servetus.

Verso text: blank.

CONDITION NOTES

A clean and bright example on paper with a grape bunch watermark and professional repairs to two short centerfold separations in the blank margins.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00057

REFERENCES

Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #211-35.

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