C. Ptolemy / L. Fries Untitled [Ptolemaic World] Strassburg 1522-1525
#woodblock Uncoloured 295 by 455mm (11.5 by 18 inches). Good condition
A good example, from Laurent Fries' issue of "Claudii Ptolemaei ... Geographiae ...", of the #ancient#world#map displayed on a curved #trapezoid projection, decorated with #clouds and twelve named #windheads around the outer border. Fries, an #astrologer, #physician, #geographer and #author, produced a slightly reduced-size edition of the "Geographia ..." based on Martin Waldseemuller's publication of 1513 - the first #atlas to incorporate maps showing the ancient view of the world along with others showing a 'modern' outline. This boldly cut woodblock reflects a #historical interest in the #classical perception of the world, at a time of new maps displaying the latest #discoveries and is one of the few 'Ptolemaic World Maps' still occasionally found from the early periods of #cartography.
This example is identifiable as from the Strassburg edition on account of the elaborate decorated border wind-heads and clouds added to this edition (whereas the first edition lacks any decoration) and before a fault in the woodblock becomes particularly apparent at top right and top left.
Shirley, Mapping Of The World, 47. [ref: 42830 ] £4600
Awareness covers the ability to notice things. It is the skill used to spot a messenger bird in the sky or to notice the musty smell in a room.
All skill rolls that cover the senses will generally require an Awareness roll. Awareness is also the skill that initiative is based on. Having a higher Awareness skill enables you to act faster in combat.
The Awareness skill is often opposed by the Stealth skill (i.e. a person trying to hide from somebody uses their Stealth skill). If the person rolling Awareness is vigilant (i.e. expecting something), then they will notice a character trying to hide on an Awareness roll equal to or greater than the person rolling Stealth. If the person rolling Awareness is not expecting anything (more often the case) then they actually have to beat the roll of the person rolling Stealth.
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