Auction 124, Lot 577

"Turci Impery Adumbratio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Historiae Universalis Auctorium

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.6 inches
10.9 x 6.6 cm

The tiny map is a very scarce derivative of Ortelius' miniature map of the Turkish Empire. It covers southern Italy, the Balkan Peninsula to the Caucasus and from Tripoli in Northern Africa to Persia. Major cities are located, else there is not much detail. In the first edition of King's book on miniature maps, he attributed Bucelin's maps to Johann Praetorius who was the publisher of Historiae Universalis Auctarium. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 126-127.

Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008