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Publisher: BÜNTING, H.
Title: Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblatt. . .
Published in: Magdeburg, 1581-1600
   
Size: 10.2 x 14.2 inches.
26.0 x 36.0 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Good margins. German text on verso. A somewhat weak impression. Here in its untouched original uncoloured condition.
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This extraordinary curiosity is referred to as the Clover-leaf, for obvious reasons. Heinrich Bünting's design was inspired by the trefoil form of the arms of Hanover, his native town.

America, "the New World", appears uncertainly in the lower left corner. The explanatory text reads: ‘as far as the fourth part of the world, namely America, is concerned, which has recently been “invented,” there is no need here to say more as it is not mentioned in the Holy Scripture.’

Despite the map's unusual appearance the fact that Jerusalem appears at the centre leans strongly on the tradition of medieval world maps.

Bünting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura.. was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity.
Collectors item !

First published in 1581, in German, it was later re-published in Latin, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Czech and English. This example is from a 1600 edition.

More about Heinrich Bünting and cartographical curiosities [+]
Cartographic Curiosities, Yale University Collections. URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/MapColl/oldsite/map/curious.html
Davy, Benjamin. 2012. Land Policy: Planning and the spatial consequences of property, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 276p. (cf. pp. 115-117).
Heraldry of the World. Hannover. URL: http://www.ngw.nl/heraldrywiki/index.php?title=Hannover
Jacobs, Frank. 2007. The Whole World in a Cloverleaf. URL: http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/87-the-whole-world-in-a-cloverleaf
Jewish Virtual Library. Bünting’s Cloverleaf Map. URL: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/1581map.html
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Reference: Shirley, World 142.



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