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Beschreibung des heiligen Landes Canaan
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Bünting, Heinrich; Kirchneri, Ambrosij
Place made: Germany, Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg
Date made: 1598
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 11 1/4 in x 7 in
Page from a book of maps (p. 23, p. 24 on verso) with woodcut map of "holy land of Canaan". Mediterranean sea, labelled "MARE MEDITERRA NEVM", and with a large whale therein, on the left of the page. The significant cities and landmarks, including the Jordan river, are depicted and labeled in Gothic typeface. The name labels are of a fainter ink and look to have come from a different impression than the map itself. Title, atop page, reads "Beschreibung des heiligen Landes Canaan" (description of the holy land of Canaan). Verso is p. 24, with text beginning, "Folger nu die deschreibung des heligen Landes/ wie es gestalt gewesen als die Kinder von Israel darinnen gewo, net haben." In Gothic typeface.