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Map Number 10200 
Cartographer Heinrich Bunting 
Title Asia Secunda Pars Terrae In Forma Pegasir. 
Date c.1581 
Publisher  
Place of Publication Germany 
Image Size (mm) 242 x 340 
Image Size (Inches) 9.53 x 13.39 
Coloring Black & White 
Condition Very Good 
Notes German text on verso. Wood block map of Asia in the form of a Pegasus. Bunting's work Itinerarium Sacrae Scriptura.. was essentially a theological commentary with other maps of great curiosity. This map of Asia is presented as the mythical winged horse, Pegasus. The head represents Asia Minor with the mouth at Istanbul. The wings portray Central Asia and Siberia with the Caspian Sea laying 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. A ship, a sea creature and mermaids fill the seas.  
References Hill, p.39; Suarez, Fig. 54; Tooley, MCC-1 # 3; Yeo #8; Hoppen #8. Shirley #142,143. 
Price (US$) 3500  
Short Description Maps Asia Continent;  
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