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Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Title: Europa primi pars terrae in forma Virginis septentrio.
Published in: Magdeburg, ca 1581-1600
Size: 9.3 x 14.0 inches.
23.5 x 35.5 cm.

Condition: Woodcut engraving, uncoloured as issued, original margins. Good image, paper slightly age toned but generally in good condition.
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Desirable, famous and relatively scarce-to-rare item usually deemed a curiosity or oddity map. All of Europe is depicted in the form of a Queen wearing her crown and in flowing robes. One of the earliest allegorical maps, this item was in the theologian Heinrich Bünting’s Itinerartum Sacrae Scripturae, a book mainly about the Holy Land. First published in 1581 in Germany, the book contained a number of maps including Bunting’s two other curiosities, the Clover-Leaf world, and Asia in the form of Pegasus. Other references: Tooley, Geographical Odditie .., in MCC, Issue 1, pp. 3 - 4 & 6: pl. II.

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Reference: Hill, Cartographical Curiosities.

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BÜNTING, H. - Europa primi pars terrae in forma Virginis septentrio.

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