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Old antique world map by H. Bünting - D.A. Veleslavina.

Item number:26356
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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***   Very rare derivate of Büntings second world map   ***

 

Cosmographia Universalis. - Heinrich Bünting - D.A. Veleslavina, 1592.


Old world map by Bünting Heinrich - Veleslavina D.A.

Date of the first edition: 1592
Date of this map: 1592

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 27 x 37cm (10.5 x 14.4 inches)
Verso text: Czech
Condition: New side margins, lower margin thumbed.
Condition Rating: B
References: See Shirley (World), #143.

This apparently unrecorded derivate of Büntings second world map comes from a Czech translation of Büntings Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura, translated by Daniel Adam Veleslavina (1546-1599 - Czech humanist) and published in Prague in 1592. The map is totally different from the first woodblock. Among others, there is a different monster in the Indian Ocean.
Shirley mentions the existence of other woodblocks but seems not to have seen one.

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