A handsome Ptolemaic map of Greece including the Aegean islands and Crete. The map details settlements and topography. This edition was believed to be edited by Michael Villanovus, also known as Servetus. He was charged with heresy by John Calvin in 1553, in part due to the text in the atlas that contained this map. He was sentenced to burning at the stake, atop a pyre of his own books, including this atlas map. Latin text on verso.
1541 Fries Map of Greece
Europae Tabula Decima Continet Macedoniam, Epyrum, Achaiam, Peloponesum, & Cretam Insulam
Map Maker Specifics
T Fries, 1741, Vienna
12.8x17.9 in. plus margins
Very Good. Clear black and white image on thick watermarked paper stock. A few marginal finger soiling spots, several small marginal stains, small splits and folds in margins. Issued centerfold.