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TABULA MODERNA HIBER

Code: M4525

Cartographer: FRIES Lorenz

Date: 1525 Strasbourg

Size: 31*42 cms excluding Scroll title

Very appealing, gloriously misshapen early map of British Isles.

Latin text (with title Tabula Nova) set into decorative columns to verso.

This 'modern' outline is a distinct improvement on the Ptolemaic outline. Waldseemuller (copied here by Fries) has corrected the slanting Scotland and Cornwall, and has added many new towns, most notably along the southern and eastern coasts of England and Ireland - areas well known to European sailors and merchants. London and the Thames are named in the interior, along with the hills dividing Scotland and England. However, contrary to the modern concept of the cartography, the mythical island of "Brazil" appears off the west coast of Ireland.

Printed on heavy paper

Excellent hand colour

Near mint condition for this important map

R.W.Shirley, Early Printed Maps of the British Isles 1477 - 1650, no 18. (1)

£2150

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