Laurent Fries

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A physician, mathematician and cartographer, Fries assisted Petrus Apianus on his reduction of Martin Waldseemüller’s important wall-map of the world. In 1522, Fries and the famous publisher Grüninger worked together on Fries’s own edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’ , in which nearly all the maps were based on those in Waldseemüller’s atlas . They also added three new maps: the world, China and Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Black and white portrait of Laurent Fries, a man who's looking away from the viewer, he has a beard and is wearing a hat with a small bow at the front.