"Die Ganze Welt in einem Kleberblat / Welches ist der Stadt Hannover Meines Lieben Vaterlandes Wapen", Bunting, Heinrich
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1582 (published)
Publication: Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura
Color: Hand Color
14.5 x 10 inches
36.8 x 25.4 cm
This is one of the most fanciful maps of the Old World representing the Trinity. The three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa are arranged in the form of a clover leaf with Jerusalem at the center. Three landmasses lie outside the trefoil: England and part of Scandinavia above, and in the lower left corner a portion of the New World (Die Newe Welt). The woodblock map is beautifully engraved with waves in the oceans that are filled with sea monsters, a sailing ship and mermaids. Heinrich Bunting was a theological commentator from Hanover and devised the curious shape of the map from the arms of his home town. German text on verso.
References: Shirley #142; Manasek #32; Nebenzahl (HL) pp. 88-89; Tooley (MCC-1) #88.
Some repairs in blank margins with worn corners, well away from map.