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Auction 125, Lot 436

"Europa", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Europe

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.6 inches
10.9 x 6.6 cm

This scarce, tiny map is based on the Ortelius-Galle map of 1593. There is little detail except the locations of major cities and rivers. 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 Auctorium, which was often bound with the Praecipuarum Universi. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/24/2008