Map Description of the Holy Land. Beschreibung des Heiligen Landes

About this Item

Title

  • Description of the Holy Land.

Other Title

  • Beschreibung des Heiligen Landes

Summary

  • This woodcut map of 1585 shows the Holy Land as it would have appeared at the time of Jesus, divided into Galilee, Samaria, and Judea. The map appeared in the Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae (Travel book through Holy Scripture) of Heinrich Bünting (1545-1606). Bünting studied theology at the University of Wittenberg in Germany and became a Protestant pastor and theologian, but retired from the ministry after controversy arose over some of his teachings. Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae was an immensely popular book in its day. It provided the most complete available summary of biblical geography and described the geography of the Holy Land by tracing the travels of major figures from the Old and New testaments.

Names

  • Bünting, Heinrich, 1545-1606 Creator.

Created / Published

  • Helmstadt : Jacobus Lucius, 1585.

Headings

  • -  Israel
  • -  1585

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Woodcut; 265 x 369 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Israel.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668401

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Bünting, Heinrich, Creator. Description of the Holy Land. Helmstadt: Jacobus Lucius, 1585. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668401/.

APA citation style:

Bünting, H. (1585) Description of the Holy Land. Helmstadt: Jacobus Lucius. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668401/.

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Bünting, Heinrich, Creator. Description of the Holy Land. Helmstadt: Jacobus Lucius, 1585. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668401/>.