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The world, by Heinrich Bünting.

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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Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers., 1581.

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Item Number:  26562
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Shirley (World) - #143; Clancy - p.66 Map 5.8.

Old, antique world map, by H. Bünting.

Second world map of Bünting's Itinerarium. America appears in the lower left-hand corner.

Date of the first edition: 1581
Date of this map: 1581
Woodcut Size: 27.5 x 36.5cm (10.7 x 14.2 inches) Verso text: German Condition: Original coloured, centrefold restored. Condition Rating: **B** References: Shirley (World), 143; Clancy, p.66 Map 5.8.

From: Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura . . . Magdeburg, 1581- ....

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.