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World map by H. Bünting - D.A. Veleslavina.

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.


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

€1600  ($1872 / £1440)
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Item Number:  26356
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Shirley (World) - See #143

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.


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.