Auction 130, Lot 497

"Sabaudiae Descriptio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: France and Switzerland

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 of the French and Swiss Alps just west of Lake Geneva. The map is oriented with east at top. 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

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 12/2/2009