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An engraved version of the famous map of Europe as a Virgin Queen

BÜNTING, Heinrich.

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.


Stock ID : 17586

£2,900

£2,900

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Stock Id :17586

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An engraved version of the famous map of Europe as a Virgin Queen

BÜNTING, Heinrich.

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.


Stock ID : 17586

£2,900

£2,900

Return To Listing