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1585 Bunting woodcut map of the Holy Land

Place/Date: Leipzig / 1585
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Title: Beschreibung des Heiligen Landes
Technique
Woodblock printing
Dimensions
30.5 x 36.8 cm (12 x 14.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00056
Coloring
Uncolored
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Heinrich Bünting’s woodcut map of the Holy Land from Itinerarum Saccrae Scripturae, first published in 1581. Palestine is shown on both sides of the River Jordan and is divided among the twelve tribes of Israel.

The Dead Sea is drawn crescent shaped and the Sea of Galilee is centrally placed.

Cartographer(s)

Heinrich Bünting

Heinrich Bünting (1545 – 1606) was a Protestant pastor and theologian. He is best known for his book of woodcut maps titled Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel book through Holy Scripture) first published in 1581.

Condition Description

Good.

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