South (southern) Africa – Tabula Nova Partis Africae

by Lorenz Fries (after Martin Waldseemüller)

Discover the age of discoveries


Date of first edition: 1522

Date of this map: 1522-1541

Dimensions (not including margins): 31 x 43 cm

Condition: excellent. Sharp wood engraving printed on strong paper.  Wide margins.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: no text

From: Geographia of Claudius Ptolemy, first published in Strasbourg by Johannes Gruninger in 1522. This publication was made in Vienne.


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Cope of Good Hope, Mountains of the Moon and Prester John: discover the Age of Discoveries

This map, based on the first map of Southern Africa by Martin Waldseemüller of 1513. Lorenz Fries published this version adding vignettes in the interior, including a dragon, serpents, an elephant and enthroned kings. Acknowledging the role played by the Portuguese  in making this area known, the engraver has included a portrait of King Emmanuel riding a sea creature in the Indian Ocean.


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