BUNTING, Heinrich (1545 - 1606). "Taffel der Lender Darin den Apoftel Paulus Geprediget Hat". Leipzig: Johan Beyer for Johan Franck, 1585.
Single Sheet (sheet size 12 x 15 1/4 inches). (Good impression, ageing).
An excellent woodcut map featuring Heinrick Bunting's unusual account of the travels of most of the principal figures of the New Testament.
From Bunting's Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Das ist Ein Reisebuch, [-ander Theil] uber di gantze Heilige Schrifft. -- De monetis et mensuris sacrae scripturae.
St. Paul was as an apostle (though not one of the Twelve Apostles) who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world. He is generally considered one of the most important figures of the Apostolic Age. In the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD, he founded several churches in Asia Minor and Europe. St. Paul spent most of his life on missionary journeys, spreading the teachings of Christ and the word of God. This map does a fine job bringing this biblical history to life, in a comprehensive fashion.
It covers the region traversed by St. Paul from Jerusalem to Rome. This map extends from Rome and southern Italy eastwards to show Turkey, Armenia, Cyprus and the Holy Land. Greece is also shown, as are the southern shores of the Black Sea. Major towns and cities are named while sea monsters populate the Mediterranean.
"…fully preached the Gospel, and instructed even imperial Rome, and carried the earnestness of his preaching as far as Spain, undergoing conflicts innumerable, and performing Signs and wonders". (Cyril of Jerusalem)
Heinrich Bunting was a Protestant professor of theology at Hanover. Bunting's work describes the travels of religious figures in the Bible and was the most complete summary of geography of the Bible of this period. The Itinerarium was an exceedingly popular work, running to ten editions in seven languages over a period of seventy years from its first publication. Bunting's work describes the travels of religious figures in the Bible and was the most complete summary of geography of the Bible of this period. It is accompanied by some interesting maps that take more than a little liberty with the actualities. The first part begins with the definition of the German mile and the biblical stadium, gives a list of biblical place-names with their coordinates, describe Jerusalem and the walla, gates, buildings mentioned in the Bible, before proceeding with the lives and journeys of the patriarchs, moses and Isrealites, Joshua, and concluding with the Maccabean Wars.
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