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Laurent Fries:  Tabula nova utriusque Indiae

Maps of the Middle East

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Title: Tabula nova utriusque Indiae

Map Maker: Laurent Fries

Place / Date: Strasbourg / 1522 [1541]

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 17 x 12 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,800.00

Inventory ID: 45534


Nice full color example of the 1541 edition of Fries' map of India and Southeast Asia, focusing on Southeast Asia, India, and Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean.

Fries' map is a reduced size version of Waldeseemuller's 1513 map, the earliest modern map to focus on the region. All prior maps of the region were prepared based upon the work of Claudius Ptolemy.

Based largely upon the Ruysch world map of 1507, Sri Lanka and the Indian subcontinent are relatively correct in their sizes. This map is among the earliest documents recording the Portugese explorations into the Indian Ocean, and is of primary importance in the mapping of the India and Southeast Asia.

Various decorative embellishments are shown within the map, showing indigenous peoples and customs. Extends from Saudi Arabia to the Malay Peninsula, centered on India. 

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