Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Cosmographia Universalis

Antique map of the World by Heinrich Bünting
Cartographer

Heinrich Bünting

Published

Magdeburg, 1581

Size

27.0 x 37.0 cms

Technique

Woodcut

Stock number

18693

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 2700




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)