Auction 125, Lot 504

"Daniae Typus", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Denmark, Sweden

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.6 inches
10.9 x 6.6 cm

This tiny map covers Denmark, the German coast and southern Sweden. There is little detail except for the location of major cities. An equally tiny ship sails the Baltic Sea. 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. Bucelin's maps are very scarce. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: B+

Uneven impression at top, else very good.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008