Auction 133, Lot 728

"Historiae Universalis", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Geography, Europe

Period: 1659 (dated)


Color: Black & White

3.25 x 5.7 inches
8.3 x 14.5 cm

This is a Latin edition of Bucelin's Universal History published by Johann Praetorius of Augsburg. It is complete with 15 miniature maps of European regions derived primarily from Ortelius' Epitome. This edition includes the updated map of Germaniae Descriptio and the title page, designed by Arnold, featuring putti and a globe. There are also numerous calendars and heraldic illustrations throughout the text. Original vellum binding with manuscript brown ink title on spine.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 122-124.

Condition: B+

Binding with minor shelf wear, binding tight. Title page and first few leaves with a bit of worming at bottom right corner. Text and maps with an occasional spot of foxing or offsetting.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400


Closed on 9/1/2010