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The world, by Heinrich Bünting.


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

€1400  ($1582 / £1260)
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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- ....

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.