The world by H. Bünting.
Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers., 1581.
Old world map by H. Bünting.
Second world map of Bünting's Itinerarium. America appears in the lower left-hand corner.
Size: 27.5 x 36.5cm (10.7 x 14.2 inches)
Verso text: German
Condition Rating: A+
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.