Nr. 832: Die eigentliche.. gestalt der Erden und des Meers
(Head title:) “Die eigentliche und warhafftige gestalt der Erden und des Meers“. The world shown in a quasi Mercator projection with part of America in the lower left-hand and a landmass resembling Australia but labelled “India Meridionalis” in the right-hand corner. Woodcut map from Heinrich Buenting’s “Itinerarium sacrae scripturae”, printed by Balthasar Gruber and published by Emeran Kirchner, Braunschweig c.1635. Verso typographical text. 27 x 36,2 cm (map size inside borderlines).
Shirley, Mapping of the World, entry 143. From a rare German text edition printed and published in Brunswick with the woodcut maps printed from new blocks. Cf. Shirley, entry 142:”new blocks were certainly used for the later edition from Brunswick”. Apart from the changed typesetting there are differences in the shading of the sea. Shirley’s illustration, his plate 120, probably shows an example of a Brunswick edition, the image is very close to our copy. - Very good impression. Margins sufficiently wide showing the cardinal points of the compass outside the map-borderlines. Few wrinkles taken out by flattening. All in all a very good example from a rare Brunswick edition.