WALDSEEMÜLLER, MARTIN, & LAURENT FRIES.
Oceani occidentalis seu Terrae Novae tabula (titled on verso). [Strasbourg, 1525.]
Woodcut map, 387 x 297 mm (to neatline), Latin text with woodcut vignettes on verso. Centerfold modestly toned, two wormholes, else fine. Matted and in double-sided frame.
Fine and attractive map of the Atlantic and newly-discovered Americas, re-cut and slightly reduced by Fries from Waldseemüller's original of 1513, the first atlas map specifically devoted to the New World. Fries' amendments include the addition of a 7-line caption describing Columbus's discoveries, a vignette of natives and an opossum in the formerly blank "terra incognita," the change from "terra incognita" to "terra nova," and the reversion to the denomination "Parias" for North America.
The present is an early Fries issue: the second of the two Strasbourg issues which have the fine woodcut vignette depicting Columbus encountering a native on the verso. Burden 4, state 2.
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