Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Antique map of the World by Heinrich Bünting


Stock number: 18693

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Cartographer

Heinrich Bünting

Title

Cosmographia Universalis

First Published

Magdeburg, 1581

Size

27.0 x 37.0 cms

Technique

Woodcut

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 2,700.00




Description

"Heinrich Bünting, a theological commentator from Hanover, first published his 'Itinerarium' in 1581. It is illustrated by several curious woodcut maps.

Bunting's book was reprinted at least ten times in several languages throughout the next seventy years. At least two further sets of blocks were produced, in addition to normal variations in the type occurring, as it was usually inset separately into the wood blocks."

(Shirley)