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Fantasy map of Europe as a Queen from Bunting's Itinerarium

BÜNTING, Heinrich.

Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis.
Magdeburg, c.1581-, Latin edition. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 370mm.

The famous fantasy map depicting Europe as a 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 around her neck.

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. A near mint condition example.


Stock ID : 16939

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£3,250

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Stock Id :16939

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Fantasy map of Europe as a Queen from Bunting's Itinerarium

BÜNTING, Heinrich.

Europa Prima Pars Terræ in Forma Virginis.
Magdeburg, c.1581-, Latin edition. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 370mm.

The famous fantasy map depicting Europe as a 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 around her neck.

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. A near mint condition example.


Stock ID : 16939

£3,250

£3,250

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