Maps by Heinrich Bünting
16th century, 1581. Heinrich Bünting.
Private collection. Germany.
One of the oldest and most famous cartographic rarities.
With approximately 60 editions in German, Latin, Dutch, English, Danish, Swedish and Czech, this book enjoyed a wide European circulation until the middle of the 18th century. Extraordinary replica of the maps of this classic of universal symbolic cartography.
In addition to the 5 bifolios with period hand-colouring of Bünting’s famous maps, namely the clover of the world, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean, the edition includes the same 5 bifolios in black and white plus 6 other bifolios and 1 folio of other maps also in black and white, also taken from his influential work.
The set is presented in a preservation slipcase, accompanied by the volume of studies.
Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.