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BÜNTING, H. - Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mensuris. . .



BÜNTING, H. -  Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mensuris. . .
Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mensuris. . . - BÜNTING, H.
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Title : Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mensuris. . ..
Map maker : BÜNTING, H..
Date : Magdeburg, P. Donat for A. Kirchner, 1592.
Size : 14.6 x 17.8 inches. / 37.0 x 45.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :The book includes a world map in the form of a clover leaf (Shirley 142). The three principal continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, are arranged in the form of a clover leaf with Jerusalem at the center. Three countries lie outside this trefoil: England, Scandinavia, and in the lower left hand corner, America. Sea monsters and mermaids adorn this uniquely designed cartographical curiosity.
Other land mark maps caricatures Asia in the form of Pegasus and Europe in the form of a Queen.
Bünting rewrote the Bible as a travel book, the last part describing the coinage of biblical times.
Together with: Uber das Buch Josua:
Together with: De monetis et mensuris sacrae scripturae..

Rare edition of this popular book, first published (Helmstedt 1581). Interesting for its woodcut maps: - Browning throughout, some foxing or water staining in places, tear without loss to 1 map, tear with some loss to another. Lacking in the work withbound, "Harmonia evangelistarum", 8 leaves.

Complete title : Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist: Ein Reisebuch uber die gantze heilige Schrifft. Zuvor gemehret mit einem Büchlein De monetis et mensuris. Itzt aber auffs newe durch den Autorem selbst mit fleis ubersehen, auch hin und wieder gemehret, insonderheit aber mit einer erklerung des Buchs Josua.
Together with : Ders. Harmonia evangelistarum. Das ist Eine sehr schöne und eindrechtige zusamenstimmung der heiligen vier Evangelisten ... Vita Sancti Johannis Baptistae ... Paedia domini nostri Iesu Christi. 3 parts in 1 volume (Ebda. 1589). ¤

References.: I. VD 16, B 9173 ( IA 127.717), vgl. Tobler 209, Laor 139, 141, 142, 143 u. 968, Hill, Curiosities 46 u. 47 (with ill.) and Tooley, Oddities 2, 3, 88.



Condition : First title in red and black, 12 (10 double page) woodcut maps, etc. 240, register, 102, register: 34,23pp. 17 or 18th century half-vellum binding, damaged, spine missing.
Usual browning and staining throughout, paper somewhat brittle.


ID: 25718




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