Europe in the form of a queen or maiden

Description

The map of Europe by Heinrich Bunting was published in Itinerarium et Chronicon totius sacrae Scriptura… in the late 16th century. The continent is depicted in the form of a queen with Spain shown as a crown, in recognition of its importance. Italy is portrayed as the right arm, with Sicily as a cross-bearing orb signifying world power, and Denmark pictured as the left arm holding a sceptre. Countries in central Europe form the robe, with Turkey and Russia at Europe’s feet.

Full title:
Europa Prima Pars terrae Forma Virginis
Published:
1585, Magdeburg
Created:
1585
Format:
Map
Language:
Latin
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
3105.a.14.

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