Auction 127, Lot 665

"Candia olim Creta", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Crete

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 Crete is very scarce. It depicts the mythological Labryinth where the Minotaur was confined and is decorated with tiny ships in the sea. 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: B+

There is a faint stain, else very good.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009