Auction 127, Lot 575

"Polonia et Pars Silesiae", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Poland

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Historiae Universalis Auctorium

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.6 inches
10.9 x 6.6 cm

This tiny map is very scarce. It illustrates the region of the Odra and Wista river valleys with major towns located. 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 Auctarium. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

There are a couple tiny chips in the margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $140 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/25/2009