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Lorenz (Laurent) Fries (ca. 1485-1532) was born in Mulhouse, Alsace. He studied medicine, apparently spending time at the universities of Pavia, Piacenza, Montpellier and Vienna. After completing his education, Fries worked as a physician in several places, before settling in Strassburg, in about 1519. While in Strassburg, Fries met the Strasbourg printer and publisher Johann Grüninger, an associate of the St. Die group of scholars formed by, among others, Walter Lud, Martin Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller.

From 1520 to 1525, Fries worked with Gruninger as a cartographic editor, exploiting the corpus of material that Waldseemuller had created. Fries' first venture into mapmaking was in 1520, when he executed a reduction of Martin Waldseemuller's wall-map of the World, published in 1507. While it would appear that Fries was the editor of the map, credit is actually given in the title to Peter Apian. The map, Tipus Orbis Universalis Iuxta Ptolomei Cosmographi Traditionem Et Americ Vespucii Aliorque Lustrationes A Petro Apiano Leysnico Elucubrat. An.o Dni MDXX, was issued in Caius Julius Solinus' Enarrationes, edited by Camers, and published in Vienna in 1520.

Fries next project was a new edition of the Geographia of Claudius Ptolemy, which was published by Johann Koberger in 1522. Fries evidently edited the maps, in most cases simply producing a reduction of the equivalent map from Waldseemuller's 1513 edition of the Geographie Opus Novissima, printed by Johann Schott. Fries also prepared three new maps for the Geographie: maps of South-East Asia and the East Indies, China, and the World, but the geography of these derives from Waldseemuller's world map of 1507.

The 1522 edition of Fries' work is very rare, suggesting that the work was not commercially successful. In 1525, an improved edition was issued, with a re-edit of the text by Wilibald Pirkheimer, from the notes of Johannes Regiomontanus. After Grüninger's death in 1531, the business was continued by his son Christoph, who seems to have sold the materials for the Ptolemy to two Lyon publishers, the brothers Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, who published a joint edition in 1535, before Gaspar Trechsel published an edition in his own right in 1541.

Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
16 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31320
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
16 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50940
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535 circa
Size:
16 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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49098
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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50927
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1525
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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50929
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG-
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50930
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
50948
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30683
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
49196
Place/Date:
Strasborg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50931
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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50920
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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50923
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
19 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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50942
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50922
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50958
Place/Date:
Strassburg / 1525
Size:
14 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55866
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50926
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
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50928
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1522 (1525)
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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50935
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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50951
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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57449
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1525]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55764
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50924
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50933
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
15.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50954
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
15.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55177
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
16 x 11 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
59685op
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
16 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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59589op
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
17 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
59704op
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
46799
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50938
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55844
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1541
Size:
16.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
54997
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1541]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55235
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
16.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57464
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 (1535)
Size:
16.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
59733op
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50957
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
16.5 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55704

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Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
15.5 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30867
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
16 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31348
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30975
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1535
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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34449ac
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1525]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
Fair
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50963
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1525]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
50964
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1535
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31260
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50939
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1522
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
Fair
Stock#:
19433
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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31284
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1535
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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32910
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
19 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
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37673
Place/Date:
Strasborg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
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10002
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30673
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
13 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30911
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50937
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1525
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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27214
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31056
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1535
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31139
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
34425ac
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
13 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50949
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50965
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
15 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
50921
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1541
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0085em
Place/Date:
Strasborg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31031
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
15 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31164
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16394
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
13 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30883
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1535
Size:
19 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30953
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1535]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31093
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
31217
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1541
Size:
10.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
37238
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1535]
Size:
16.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0036gh
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14785
Place/Date:
Strassburg / 1535
Size:
18 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30856
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1522
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4704
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522 [1535]
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30825
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1525
Size:
13 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
50950
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1522
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
4457
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1535
Size:
18 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
8184
Place/Date:
Strassburg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30652
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1522 (1535)
Size:
19 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0077gh
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30455
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30454
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30453
Place/Date:
Strasbourg / 1535
Size:
18 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30773
Place/Date:
Strassbourg / 1535
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30933
Place/Date:
Lyon / 1541
Size:
15 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
34851
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1535
Size:
17 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30662
Place/Date:
Vienna / 1525
Size:
19 x 11.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
20639