image of antique map
Mobile version mobile version


Log-in to see for how much this sold.

Forgot your password or username?


The auction result or estimated value is freely available to our registered users!
Not registered yet !
Register your free account today.
No credit card needed.

Similar items for Sale

Missed this item? Never miss another item again!


H!BCoR*** help
GRADING
Historical
Beauty
Condition
Rarity

 Add to my gallery  
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
 Similar items for Sale
 Similar items in AbeMaps Source

Click here to AD this item to your Wish List [ More +]

  Find us on Facebook

BÜNTING, H. - AFRICA TERTIA PARS TERRÆ .

BÜNTING, H. - AFRICA TERTIA PARS TERRÆ .
AFRICA TERTIA PARS TERRÆ . - BÜNTING, H.
Click image to zoom old map image



Title : AFRICA TERTIA PARS TERRÆ ..
Map maker : BÜNTING, H..
Date : Magdeburg, (1589) 1600.
Size : 10.2 x 13.4 inches. / 26.0 x 34.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine Coloring

Description :This map is one of the later woodcut maps of Africa. As such, the appearance of the map, especially when compared to other maps from this period, is unusual. Like Bünting's other, more allegorical maps in his book, this map was unique (such as the swan in the south Atlantic!). It does not fit with any previous or later model in the mapping of Africa.

Heinrich Bünting appears to generally follow Sebastian Münster's 1540 map of Africa for his basic depiction of Africa, especially with its west to east slope of Africa. The shape of the continent is unusual in that it tapers to a point at the Cape of Good Hope. Bünting identifies the Moslems in northwest Africa as Der weissen Morenland (the White Moors) and the Moslems in Central Africa, just above Priester Johans Land (the Land of Prester John), as Der Schwartzen Morenland (the Black Moors).
Likely relying on Münster's 1540 map, Bünting places the island of Zaphala, among other islands, off the east coast of Africa, in a probable reference to the region from which King Solomon supposedly imported gold and silver to Jerusalem. Most interestingly, Bünting introduces a third, even larger lake, Nidilis lacus, in Central Africa as a new source for the Nile.

Heinrich Bünting (1545-1606) was a Protestant Professor of Theology at Hanover. He is most known for his Itinerarum Sacrae Scripturae, a religious commentary on the world, which contained this map. The book describes the travels of the religious figures of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible as well as its geography.
It was a popular book and was the most complete summary of the geography of the Bible of this period. This map is the third variant.
Betz # 24.3. Betz, Richard L., with Penelope W. Betz. The Mapping of Africa: A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700. 't Goy-Houten, The Netherlands: HES & De Graaf Publishers, 2007. Norwich, Map #17.
Condition : Very Good Condition. The Bünting maps seems to almost always have condition issues, often attributed to the poor quality of the paper used in the printing process. This map does not have paper separations, though there is a bit of reintegrated paper used at the top left margin and on the centerfold margin toward the bottom of the page.


ID: 91740

The item is no longer available for sale.
Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value.

Missed this item? Never miss another item again!



Click here to inquire about this item.


See a list of similar items you might be interested in :


Africa.
TANNER, Henry S.
Philadelphia, Henry Tanner, ca. 1823
$ 500
Approx. Euro 445  


Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas. . .
SEUTTER, M.
Augsburg, J.M.Will, 1778
$ 450
Approx. Euro 401  


Africae accurata tabula ex officina Nic. Visscher.
VISSCHER N.
Amsterdam, 1670
$ 1,200
Approx. Euro 1,068  





Wish List / Virtual map collection  
Found a nice map? But this map has been sold or thinking about buying later on?
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Click here to AD this item to your Wish List
Note : This does not replace the BidPage during Auction.
By default we contact you when similar category items come available in future auctions!

Similar items available for immediate sale you might be intered in.



AbeMaps Archive
Browse our Archive index of 20,000+ antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The auction results are available for registered users.
Register now if you haven't done before. It is free of charge !



I have a similar map and would like to sell it.
Paulus Swaen Old Maps, Inc, is buying and selling for the last 36 years fine and rare maps. We are buying for stock or are taking quality consignments for our quarterly internet auctions since 18 years and we are the olderst internet based map auction.
Please email or send us a picture of your map and your asking price.
We need to receive an image first and can not make offers from verbal descriptions received by phone.




I would like to be notified if the item I am looking for comes up for auction.
I'm interested in this map: but it has been sold or you want to be notified when a similar map comes up for auction. Please Ad this map to my WishList and we will notify you when another example or similar map comes available

Never miss another item and Register now.
It's free; and you Save time ordering, Track your package; are able to bid in our auctions, you get free access to AbeMaps Archive with more than 20.000 auction results, and more.

You may also look at our stock list of similar items, which are available for immediate sale.