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HOLY LAND - EGYPT by Heinrich Bünting 1582

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.


Heinrich Bünting (Hannover, 1545-1606)

Heinrich Bünting was a protestant pastor and theologian. He was also a brewer in Hannover, and he was concerned with history and wrote a Braunschweigische Chronica in 1584. His main work was the popular Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, which after the first edition in Magdeburg in 1581 had many editions in German, Latin, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Czech and English.
The book gave an overview of biblical geography based on the travel descriptions of various notable people from the Old and New Testaments. It contained ten woodcut maps, including three figurative maps: the world depicted as a cloverleaf with Jerusalem in the centre, Europe in the shape of a crowned woman, and Asia as the winged horse Pegasus.

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Reisen der Kinder von Israel aus Egypten.

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Item Number:  22612
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Holy Land
References: Laor - #142

Old, antique map of the Holy Land and Egypt, by Heinrich Bünting.

Shows the Wanderings of the Jews from Ramses in Egypt through Sinai to Canaan. The map depicts the Nile Delta, Stony Arabia, and the Southern part of Palestine, i.e. Judea.

Title: Reisen der Kinder von Israel aus Egypten.

Date of the first edition: 1582.
Date of this map: 1582.

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Map size: 260 x 360mm (10.24 x 14.17 inches).
Sheet size: 295 x 390mm (11.61 x 15.35 inches).
Verso: German text.
Condition: Somewhat soiled and toned.
Condition Rating: B+.

From: Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura . . . Helmstadt, Jacobus Lucius, 1582.

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.


Heinrich Bünting (Hannover, 1545-1606)

Heinrich Bünting was a protestant pastor and theologian. He was also a brewer in Hannover, and he was concerned with history and wrote a Braunschweigische Chronica in 1584. His main work was the popular Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, which after the first edition in Magdeburg in 1581 had many editions in German, Latin, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Czech and English.
The book gave an overview of biblical geography based on the travel descriptions of various notable people from the Old and New Testaments. It contained ten woodcut maps, including three figurative maps: the world depicted as a cloverleaf with Jerusalem in the centre, Europe in the shape of a crowned woman, and Asia as the winged horse Pegasus.