Auction 134, Lot 629

"Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Central and Northern Asia

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication: Historiae Universalis Auctorium

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 2.5 inches
10.7 x 6.4 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

Minor show through of text on verso, else fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/1/2010