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World map by H. Bünting - D.A. Veleslavina. 1592

This 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 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.

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Old, antique world map by H. Bünting - D.A. Veleslavina.

Title: Cosmographia Universalis.

Date of the first edition: 1592.
Date of this map: 1592.

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 270 x 370mm (10.63 x 14.57 inches).
Verso: Czech text.
Condition: New side margins, lower margin thumbed.
Condition Rating: A

From: Czech translation of Bünting's "Itinerarium sacrae Scripturae". 1592

This 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 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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