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Tabula IIII. Affri.

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North Africa. "Tabula IIII. Affri.". Orig. woodblock, L. Fries after C. Ptolemy's map. Published by J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1522. With title in a decorative border above the map. 33,5:48 cm (13 1/4 x 19 inch.).

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Fries, Laurent

Grüninger, Joann

Strasbourg

1522

North Africa. "Tabula IIII. Affri.". Orig. woodblock, L. Fries after C. Ptolemy's map. Published by J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1522. With title in a decorative border above the map. 33,5:48 cm (13 1/4 x 19 inch.).

Laurent Fries' (1485-1532) first edition. Norwich 287: "The origin of the Nile conforms to the Ptolemaic tradition and the seated figure below Ethiopia is undoubtedly that of the mythical Prester John ... The woodcut border and ornaments on the verso are said to be the work of Hans Holbein". - A Ptolemaic map of Northern and Central Africa.