Auction 107, Lot 503

"[Europe]", Bunting, Heinrich

Subject: Europe

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Itiinerarium Sacrae Scripturae

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 9.8 inches
33 x 24.9 cm

A very rare woodcut map of the continent with an unusual shape, tapering to a point in the south. The map is on the Ptolemaic model with the Nile rising from twin lakes in the Montes Lunas, and several other rivers in western Africa. Various kingdoms and cities are shown throughout. The surrounding seas are engraved in narrow wavy lines and include a sailing ship, merman and a sea bird. From the uncommon Czech edition. Color copy of the atlas title page included.

References: Norwich #17; Tooley (MCC-29) #141.

Condition: C

Light soil throughout. Backed with sturdy tissue and some paper replaced, most significantly a couple of large wormholes at center and the lower left corner, with image replaced in ink.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/9/2004

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