Auction 127, Lot 635

"Neapolitani Regni Compendiosa Descriptio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Italy

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 southern Italy is very scarce. Only the major cities and rivers 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 chips in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/25/2009