Auction 126, Lot 587

"Lithuania Obiter Adumbrata", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Europe - Eastern

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 the region from the Baltic to the Black Sea, with red castles marking the major cities and major rivers noted. 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

There is some printer's ink residue in the map and some minor chipping of the paper edges, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/3/2008