Auction 137, Lot 549

"Brabantiae", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Netherlands and Belgium

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

Scarce, tiny map of Belgium and the Netherlands is oriented with east at the top, and depicts the cities of Rotterdam, Antwerp, Dordrecht, Maastricht, Namur, Mechelen, and Brussels. 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: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2011