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II. Tabvla Moderna Aphrice

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Southern Africa."II. Tabula Moderna Aphrice". Orig. woodblock, L. Fries after M. Waldseemüller's map from 1513. Published by J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1522. With title in a decorative border above the map and many figures on the map. 35:43 cm...

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Fries, Laurent

Grüninger, Joann

Strasbourg

1522

Southern Africa."II. Tabula Moderna Aphrice". Orig. woodblock, L. Fries after M. Waldseemüller's map from 1513. Published by J. Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1522. With title in a decorative border above the map and many figures on the map. 35:43 cm (13 3/4 x 17 inch.).

Laurent Fries' (1485-1532) first edition. Norwich 150: "This ... map now has three kings on their thrones, an elephant, a cockatrice and two serpents next to a sugarloaf mountain, while the King of Portugal rides a bridled sea monster on the Mare Prassodum, holding the banner of Portugal ... and the sceptre ... The woodcut border and ornaments on the verso are said to be the work of Hans Holbein". - A map of Southern Africa.