Tabula IIII Aphricae

Material Information

Tabula IIII Aphricae
Alternate title:
Tabula IV Aphricae
Portion of title:
Fries, Lorenz, approximately 1490-1531 ( Cartographer )
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543 ( Wood-engraver )
Ptolemy, active 2nd century
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 map ; 29.8 x 44.2 cm, on sheet 40.0 x 54.3 cm


Subjects / Keywords:
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Africa, North ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Africa ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Libya ( lcsh )
Maps -- Early works to 1800 -- Ethiopia ( lcsh )
early maps ( aat )
Early works to 1800 ( lcsh )
36.701311 x -18.457031, 36.701311 x 51.152344, 4.518746 x 51.152344, 4.518746 x -18.457031 ( Map Coverage )


Scope and Content:
Trapezoid shaped map of North Africa showing the Mediterranean Sea with Libya, Ethiopia, and parts of central Africa.
General Note:
Christian figure Prestor John with Latin inscription is shown in center right of map.
General Note:
Laurent Fries reduced and edited Waldseemuller's maps for these editions of Geographicae.
General Note:
Latin text on verso with elaborate architectural motif borders. Left facing page includes a woodcut of an elephant, three children and a mother figure. Woodcut borders and ornaments are attributed to Hans Holbein, the Younger.
General Note:
"14"--Verso, right side below text.
General Note:
Appears in: Clavdii Ptolemaei geographicae ennarrationis libri octo...editions published 1525 and 1535. According to Karrow, the map woodcuts are the same blocks as those used for the first edition in 1522. With the first edition, the map has the title, "Tabula IIII Affri" in text on verso.
Karrow, 28/15, 28/G.1, 28/G.2 ; Sabin, 66482, 66483 ; Phillips, 362, 364 ; Norwich. Maps of Africa, 287 ; Shirley, R.W. Maps in British atlases, T.PTOL-7b-f
Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Florida Heritage Project of the State University Libraries of Florida, the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
Map and Imagery Library, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.
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Resource Identifier:
022515456 ( aleph )
214281460 ( oclc )