Auction 124, Lot 492

"[Germania]", Waldseemuller/Fries

Subject: Europe - Central

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae Enarrationis…

Color: Black & White

12.5 x 11.5 inches
31.8 x 29.2 cm

This woodblock "modern" map of central Europe presents the region with distorted Ptolemaic outlines and shows mountains in a typical rope-like shape. In this map, Fries has added a vignette of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, not included in Waldsemuller's model. This edition was published in Vienna by Gaspar Trechsel. Latin text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #211-32.

Condition: B

The map has a sharp impression. There are some repaired worm tracks in the margins and a couple small filled worm holes along the centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/7/2008