Auction 136, Lot 619

"Malta olim Melita Insula", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Malta

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

This tiny map is a scarce derivative of the miniature version of Ortelius' map of Malta. The Apostle Paul's ship wreck is depicted off the northern coastline. In the first edition of King's book on miniature maps, he attributed Bucelin's maps to Johann Praetorius who was the publisher of Bucelin's Historiae Universalis Auctarium. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011