Auction 127, Lot 620

"Graecia olim Hellas nunc Romechi, Turcis Romechi", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Greece

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 of Greece is very scarce. Only the major cities and towns are 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 blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/25/2009