Ekeberg And Chapman
design shows a detail of a map surveyed by Samuel Fahlberg in 1814,
which includes the major islands of Anguilla and St. Martin. In 1801
Fahlberg surveyed both the Dutch and French halves of the island of
Fries (1490-1532) was born in Alsace. He studied medicine and
practiced medicine and wrote on medical topics. For five years Fries
worked as an editor of maps for Johann Grüninger, a Strasbourg printer
and publisher. Their major project was a new edition of the Geographia
of Claudius Ptolemy. Fries editited the maps for this reduced scale
edition. Among the new maps prepared for this publication was one for
Southern Africa. The atlas was published in Strasbourg in 1522, and
three years later Fries concluded his cartographic work.
The stamp from Bophuthatswana reproduced the new map of
Southern Africa by Fries.