Auction 125, Lot 488

"Hiberniae Insulae Miraculis Naturalibus pro digiosae delineatio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Ireland

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, miniature map is based on Ortelius. North is oriented to the right and detail is limited to cities and rivers. A sailing ship and strapwork cartouche decorate the map. 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

There is a tear and some paper missing from the blank margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008