C1581
 (1608)

Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis.

Superb example of this rare map showing the shape of the west coast of Australia in approximately its’ correct position. This map has given rise to the theory that the Portuguese had knowledge of Australia before the Dutch presence and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis.

Date:

C1581
 (1608)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Woodcut.

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 305mm
AUTHENTICITY
Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis. - Antique Map from 1581

Genuine antique
dated:

1608

Description:

Superb example of this rare map showing the shape of the west coast of Australia in approximately its’ correct position. This map has given rise to the theory that the Portuguese had knowledge of Australia before the Dutch presence and subsequent landing of Janz in 1606 on the western coast of Cape York. From Itierarium Sacrae Scripture. Clancy 5.8 ill. p.66, Richardson pp. 18-19, ill. Fig 6, p.18, Shirley 143, Pl.12

Heinrich Bunting (1545 - 1606)

Bunting was a Protestant pastor and theologian, born in Hannover, Germany, in 1545 and best known for Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel book through Holy Scripture) first published in 1581 which contained a number woodcut maps. He studied theology at the University of Wittenberg graduating in 1569 and became a Protestant pastor in Lemgo. He was dismissed in 1575 and moved to Gronau an der Leine. In 1591 he was appointed superintendent in Goslar. When a dispute arose over his teachings in 1600 he was dismissed and retired from the ministry. He spent the rest of his life as a private citizen in Hannover.

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