'Die gantze Welt in ein Kleberblat, Welches ist der Stadt Hannover meines lieben Vaterlandes Wapen'.
Magdeburg, 1581. 265 x 365.
Uncoloured; woodcut. Cut close at sides with no loss, otherwise an exceptionally fine example of a map that generally has problems.
One of two world maps that appear in Bünting's 'Itinerarium'. The three principal continents shown are Europe, Asia and Africa, arranged in the form of a clover-leaf with Jerusalem at the centre. Three countries lay outside this; Denmark, England and in the lower left corner, America. The heavily engraved sea area is decorated with merman, ships and sea monsters. A real cartographic curiosity.
SHIRLEY: Mapping of the World, 142, plate 121.