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An attractive map of Ptolemaic Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is projected in a trapezoidal style with extensive rivers and mountain ranges. With Latin text on the verso. Laurent Fries produced the woodblocks for this 1535 edition of Ptolemy’s Geography. By now Fries, whose maps were first issued in the 1522 edition, had died. The wood blocks found their way into the possession of Melchoir and Gaspar Treschel. For this edition published in Lyon the brothers asked Michael Servetus to re-edit the text. Karrow 28.24; Nordenskiold 209; Pastoureau Ptolemee E 1535; Shirley BL T.Ptol 7d.
PTOLEMY, Claudius – FRIES, Laurent

Tabula IX Asiae

Melchoir and Gaspar Treschel, Lyon, 1522-[35]
315 x 450 mm., with recent wash colour, two minor stitch holes due to binding, both repaired, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 8022
£ 350
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