Beschreibung des Heiligen Landes

Cartographer(s): Heinrich Bünting
Date: 1585
Place: Leipzig
Dimensions: 30.5 x 36.8 cm (12 x 14.5 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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1585 Bunting woodcut map of the Holy Land.


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.


Heinrich Bünting

Henrich Bünting was a Protestant theologian and teacher from Hannover who is most renowned for his influential work on Biblical geography. His Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, first published in 1581, became very popular due to its comprehensive summary of Biblical geography through travel narratives and commentary. The book contained Bünting’s own unique woodcut maps, including imaginative representations of the continents as a Clover Leaf, Europe personified as a crowned woman, and Asia depicted as the winged horse Pegasus.

With over sixty editions published between 1581 and 1757, Heinrich Bünting’s Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae remains a significant contribution to the history of Biblical geography.

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