Auction 127, Lot 702

"Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Northern and Central Asia

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 covers the region from the Caspian Sea through China where the Great Wall is distinctly rendered. 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 is some edge chipping in blank margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009