"Tabula VIII Europ.", Ptolemy/Fries
Subject: Eastern Europe
Period: 1535 (published)
Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae…
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 12.8 inches
46.5 x 32.5 cm
A superb Ptolemaic map of Eastern Europe, known in ancient times as Sarmatia, and encompassing the region between the Baltic and Black Seas and between the Vistua and Volga Rivers. The map is typically Ptolemaic - drawn on a revised conical projection and set in a trapezoidal frame. The title is in a banner in the upper margin. The Latin text on the verso is flanked by ornate woodblock designs, presumably the work of Hans Holbein the Younger and Urs Graf.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold ) #209-20.
The usual binding holes on centerfold have been neatly repaired.