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Auction 125, Lot 723

"Terra Sancta, sive Palaestina", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

2.6 x 4.3 inches
6.6 x 10.9 cm

Scarce, tiny map of the Holy Land with detail limited to the locations of Biblical cities and the enlarged Jordan River and Dead Sea. The map is decorated with two tiny ships and a title cartouche. 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: B+

There is a faint damp stain and minor paper loss in upper blank margin.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008