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  BOOKS 

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Bünting's commentary on the Bible with his famous figurative maps]
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Magdeburg: Paul Donat for Ambrosius Kirchners,1595, German edition. Folio, Title-page to part one printed in red and black, title-page to part II with woodcut battle scene. Contemporary blind-tooled panelled pigskin over bevelled boards, with two brass clasps; four parts in one; 9 double-page maps, 2 single page, 1 double-page plate. One map and one plate with minor repairs to edges.
A fine example of Bünting's re-imagining of the Bible as a travel book, containing three of the most famous cartographical curiosities: the 'clover-leaf' world map, with Jerusalem at the centre; Europe depicted as a Virgin Queen; and Asia depicted as Pegasus, the winged horse. Also there are more conventional maps of Africa and the Old World (although the silhouette of the European Queen can still be discerned) and other maps of the Holy Land and Egypt. SHIRLEY: World 142 & 143; NORWICH: Africa 17; MCC 1: Geographical Oddities 2 & 3.
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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Bünting's famous clover leaf map of the world]
Die ganze Welt in ein Kleberblat... Magdeburg, 1581-. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 380mm. A fine, dark printing.
Bünting's famous clover leaf map, showing Europe, Asia and Africa as separate leaves connected to Jerusalem at the centre. England and Scandinavia appear as islands at the top of the map; the New World fills the bottom left corner. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scripturæ' (Travel through Holy Scripture), a reworking of the bible as a travel guide. Also included were maps of Europe as a Virgin Queen and Asia as Pegasus. This design was of particular relevance to Bünting because a clover leaf features on the arms of his hometown of Hanover. SHIRLEY: World 142.
[Ref: 17369]    £6,500.00 ($8,255 • €7,384 rates)


  AFRICA 

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Bünting's woodcut map of Africa]
Africa Tertia Pars Terrae. Magdeburg: c.1600. German edition. Woodcut, printed area 260 x 350mm.
A woodcut of Africa from the 'Itinerarum Sacræ Scripturæ'. Interesting features marked include: the mythical kingdom of Prester John; the source of the Nile in the mythical 'Mountains of the Moon; and the land of the 'elephant-eaters' (Elephantophagi). BETZ, 24.3; NORWICH: 17.
[Ref: 14853]    £900.00 ($1,143 • €1,022 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

BÜNTING, Heinrich. [Fantasy map of Europe as a Queen from Bunting's Itinerarium]
Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis. Magdeburg, 1581-, German edition. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 370mm. Some old ink marginalia.
The famous fantasy map depicting Europe as a Virgin Queen, with Iberia her head and crown; Denmark her right arm; Italy her left arm with Sicily an orb in her hand; Greece, the Balkans and Russia her skirts; and Bohemia a medallion on a chain over her heart. The map appears in Bünting's Itinerarium, in which the author, a theologian, rewrote the Bible as a travel book. with other fantasy maps including the World as a cloverleaf and Asia as Pegasus, the winged horse of Perseus.
[Ref: 16838]    £2,850.00 ($3,620 • €3,238 rates)


BÜNTING, Heinrich. [An engraved version of the famous map of Asia as Pegasus]
Asia Secunda pars Terræ in Forma Pegasi. Brunswick: Emmeran Kirchnern, 1646, German text edition. 260 x 360mm. Narrow lateral margins.
A very uncommon copper-engraved version of Bünting's fantasy map depicting Asia as Pegasus, the winged horse, originally published as a woodcut. The head is Turkey and Armenia, the wings Scythia and Tartary, forelegs Arabia, hind legs India and the Malay Peninsula. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scriptura', a commentary on the bible written as a travel book, first published 1581. The work also contains a map of the World as a cloverleaf and Europe as the Virgin Mary. Although the title and text under the map are in Latin, the text on verso is German.
[Ref: 17585]    £3,000.00 ($3,810 • €3,408 rates)


BÜNTING, Heinrich. [An engraved version of the famous map of Europe as a Virgin Queen]
Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis. Brunswick: Emmeran Kirchnern, 1646, German text edition. 260 x 360mm. Trimmed to plate at sides, as issued.
A very uncommon copper-engraved version of Bünting's fantasy map depicting Europe as a Virgin Queen, with crown, orb and sceptre. Iberia forms her head and crown; Denmark her right arm; Italy her left arm with Sicily an orb in her hand; Greece, the Balkans and Russia her skirts; and Bohemia a medallion on a chain around her neck. The map was published in Bünting's 'Itinerarium Sacræ Scriptura', a commentary on the bible written as a travel book, first published 1581. The work also contains a map of the World as a cloverleaf and Asia as Pegasus the winged horse. Although the title and text under the map are in Latin, the text on verso is German.
[Ref: 17586]    £2,900.00 ($3,683 • €3,294 rates)


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