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World.- Fries (Lorenz) [Untitled World Map, later editions with title 'Typus Orbis descriptione Ptolemaei'], a reduced copy of Waldseemüller's 1513 Ptolemaic map, centred on the Arabian peninsula, a good impression of the second edition with the 12 wind heads representing the various wind directions, printed before the title found in the 1541 edition, and before wear to the block in the upper right corner, woodcut on laid paper with small fleur-de-lis watermark, sheet 375 x 540 mm (14 3/4 x 21 1/4 in), central vertical fold with some careful restoration to old splitting and worm holes, other small worm holes repaired within the map, exposure lines from old map, visible well outside the map itself, handling creases and surface dirt, unframed, [Strasbourg, circa 1525-1535]

⁂ Scarce, early edition of this medieval map of the world.


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