Ptolemaeus - Fries Map of Scandinavia 1535
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EARLY PRINTED MAP OF SCANDINAVIA. PTOLEMAEUS - FRIES, LORENZ. Norbegia et Gottia. Strassbourg (Servetus) 1535. 7th edition.
Woodcut map, size for map without text above c. 300x323 mm (top) and 300x437 mm (bottom). Centrefold with some minor worm holes, some minor spotting, some minor creases. Framed.
Ginsberg p. 31, 6.1 - "Uncommon".
This map is from the 7th edition of Ptolemy´s Geographia and the famous map of Scandinavia was first printed in Ulm in 1482. The German Benedictine monk Donnus Nicolaus Germanicus (dead 1486) edited twelve manuscript editions and the distinctive trapeziodal "Donis" is named after him.
Norway is shown on the map as "norbegia" and among the cities depicted are for example "asto" (Oslo), "begensis (Bergen), "nodrosia" (Nidaros = Trondheim). It also has the first printed depiction of Greenland. (William B. Ginsberg, Printed maps of Scandinavia and the artic 1482-1602).