Lot 124: The Admiral's Map after Waldseemuller, showing New World
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Oceani Occidentalis Seu Terrae Novae Tabula. Lorenz Fries (1489/1491-1550) After M. Waldseemuller, After Ptolemy. State 2. Woodcut on paper. Strasbourg, 1525. 15 x 19 3/4 inches sheet. Lorenz Fries reduced version of Waldseemuller?s map of 1513, Often refereed to as the Admiral?s Map. The Waldseemuller prototype was the first printed atlas map to focus on the New World. Fries supplemented the work of Waldseemuller with an inscription about Columbus not found in the 1513 version of the map and added vignettes of cannibalistic Indians and an opossum.
Artist or Maker: Lorenz Fries
Literature: Woodcut on paper