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1535 Fries
[FRI-0713]

by World Maps



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"Tabula Orbis Cum Defcriptione Ventorum"

Published by Fries, 1535

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

Laurent Fries of Strassburg prepared the cartography for this rare wood block representation of the world in 1522. Several factors contribute to the popularity of this reproduction map with amateur and professional collectors, most notably, the geographic ambiguities of the early 16th century.

These errors and uncertainties included India divided into a double peninsula, England and Scotland as two separate islands, and the absence of any southern Antarctic continent.

There is also an unusual series of banners, printed with the names of corresponding winds, around the frame. The hand-coloring added to the aesthetic appeal of the original.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.