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Old antique world map, by Heinrich Bünting.

Item number:26562
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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Price: 1900 Euro ($2147 / £1691)
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Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers. - Heinrich Bünting, 1581.


Old, antique world map, by H. Bünting.

Second world map of Bünting's Itinerarium. America appears in the lower left-hand corner.

 

Date of the first edition: 1581
Date of this map: 1581


Woodcut
Size: 27.5 x 36.5cm (10.7 x 14.2 inches)
Verso text: German
Condition: Original coloured, centrefold restored.
Condition Rating: B
References: Shirley (World), 143; Clancy, p.66 Map 5.8.

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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