Auction 136, Lot 629

"Turci Impery Adumbratio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

The tiny map is a very scarce derivative of Ortelius' miniature map of the Turkish Empire. It covers southern Italy, the Balkan Peninsula to the Caucasus and from Tripoli in Northern Africa to Persia. Major cities are located, else there is not much detail. 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: $110 - $150

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/1/2011