Auction 137, Lot 536

"Hollandiae Superficialis Descriptio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

Centered on Amsterdam, this scarce, tiny map of the western portion of the Netherlands is oriented with west at the top. The map is decorated with four sailing ships and a strapwork cartouche. The map is decorated with two tiny ships and a title cartouche. 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

Very faint spots in blank margins and binding holes in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011