Beschreibung des heiligen Landes Canaan

Heinrich Bünting (*1545 - 1606)
Coloured woodcut map of Israel, Palestine. Printed in Magdeburg by A. Duncker in 1581.

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Description

Decorative coloured uncommon woodcut map of Palestine / Israel from "Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae" by Heinrich Bunting. His work was much valued after the first edition in 1581, mainly because of its emblematic maps, which show the world arranged in the form of a clover leaf with Jerusalem at the centre, Europe in the form of a Queen and Asia in the form of Pegasus. Also this map with the Jordan river in form of a snake could have emblematic relevance. German text on verso.

Details

CartographerHeinrich Bünting
TitleBeschreibung des heiligen Landes Canaan
Publisher, YearA. Duncker, Magdeburg, 1581
Plate Size26.5 x 17.3 cm (10.4 x 6.8 inches)
Sheet Size31.5 x 19.8 cm (12.4 x 7.8 inches)
ReferenceLaor 140, Loewenhardt 23

Condition

Some wormholes in top left white margin restored. Very good conditions.

Cartographer

Heinrich Bünting was a protestant Theologian and Chronicler. His main work Itinerarium sacrae scripturae first published 1581, was much valued, mainly because of its emblematic maps, which show the world arranged in the form of a clover leaf with Jerusalem at the centre, Europe in the form of a Queen and Asia in the form of Pegasus.

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Coloured woodcut map of Israel, Palestine. Printed in Magdeburg by A. Duncker in 1581.

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