Leen Helmink Antique Maps

World by Heinrich Bunting

Cartographer

Heinrich Bunting

Title

Cosmographia Universalis

Published

Magdeburg, 1581

Size

27.0 x 37.0 cms

Technique

Woodcut

Stock number

18693

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 2700

Description

"Heinrich B├╝nting, a theological commentator from Hanover, first published his 'Itinerarium' in 1581. It is illustrated by several curious woodcut maps.

Bunting's book was reprinted at least ten times in several languages throughout the next seventy years. At least two further sets of blocks were produced, in addition to normal variations in the type occurring, as it was usually inset separately into the wood blocks."

(Shirley)