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Holy Land by Heinrich Bünting. 1582

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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Reysen der Kinder Israel aus Egypten.

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Item Number:  18425
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Middle East
References: Laor - p. 20 #142

Old, antique of the Holy Land, by Heinrich Bünting.

Title: Reysen der Kinder Israel aus Egypten.

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

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 260 x 365mm (10.24 x 14.37 inches).
Verso: German text.
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Laor, p. 20 #142

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

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.