Auction 125, Lot 677

"Siciliae Superficialis adiumbratio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Italy, Sicily

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 portrays Sicily with castles marking the major cities, and a few rivers and mountains noted. The map is adorned with a title cartouche and a tiny oared ship. 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+

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008