Auction 125, Lot 580

"Portugalliae Descriptio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.6 inches
10.9 x 6.6 cm

This delightful miniature map is oriented with north to the right. Detail is limited to river systems and the locations of major cities. 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: A

Rough binding side margin with a couple of tiny tears at bottom.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/24/2008