Auction 136, Lot 522

"Flandriae Compendiosa Delineatio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Low Countries

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

This scarce little map covers the region from Calais to Antwerp. There is little detail other than rivers and the locations of major cities. A strapwork cartouche and tiny sailing ship decorate the map. 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 Auctorium, which was often bound with the Praecipuarum Universi. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 126-127.

Condition: A

Light show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $140


Closed on 6/1/2011