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Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Title: Europa Prima Pars Terrae in Forma Virginis.
Published in: Magdeburg, after 1581
Size: 9.2 x 13.6 inches.
23.4 x 34.5 cm.

Coloured, sea enhanced with lapis lazuli.
Condition: The map has been professionally repaired. Among the repairs are: addition of missing parts of printed areas with facsimiles, tears, holes etc. It has been finely colored using also old pigments, among them lapis lazuli (the sea). Its surface appears at times rough and wavy. Sold as is.
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In this fascinating map, Europe is depicted in form of a Queen, following the example of Munster's 'Cosmographia'.
It is one of the earliest allegorical maps, it appeared in the famous 'Itinerartum Sacrae Scripturae' of the theologian Heinrich Bünting , a book mainly about the Holy Land, first published in Germany in 1581.
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