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Antique map of Holy Land by Bünting H.

Item number:18420
Category:Antique maps > asia > Holy Land
Price: 300 Euro ($336 / £264)
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Beschreibung des Heiligen Landes Canaan - Bünting H. ,1581.


Shows Palestine on both sides of the Jordan divided among the twelve Tribes of Israel. The shore line runs from Sidon to Gaza. The Dead Sea has a crescent shape.

Woodcut
Size: 26.5 x 17cm (10.3 x 6.6 inches)
Verso text: German
Condition: Faint impression.
Condition Rating: B
References: Laor, 141.

From: Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura . . . Magdeburg, 1581- ....

This is one of ten maps in Bünting's Itinerarium, in which the author, a theological commentator, rewrote the Bible as an illustrated travel book. Other maps in the series bear out his imaginative approach to cartography, which pictures the World in the form of a cloverleaf, Europe as the Queen of the World, and Asia as Pegasus.

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