Asia secvnda pars terræ in forma Pegasi

This map is from Henrich Bünting's Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, first published in 1581. Bunting illustrated Asia in the form of Pegasus, the winded horse from classical mythology. "The head represents Asia Minor with the mouth at Istanbul. The wings portray Central Asia and Siberia. The Caspian Sea appears horizontally between the wings and the saddle. Persia is delineated on the horse blanket with the forelegs forming Arabia. The hind legs represent the Indian and Malay peninsulas." -- Dealer's description.

 

Title
Asia secvnda pars terræ in forma Pegasi
Creator
Bünting, Heinrich, 1545-1606
Subject
Geographical areas and countries
Pegasus (Greek mythology)--Pictorial works--Early works to 1800
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher
1581
Digital Description
application/pdf, 9144 KB, 1 map : woodcut, hand color
Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2014

 

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