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.
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.