Auction 136, Lot 622

"Candia olim Creta", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Crete

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.8 inches
10.9 x 7.1 cm

This tiny map of Crete is very scarce. It depicts the mythological Labyrinth where the Minotaur was confined and is decorated with tiny ships in the sea. 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: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011