Auction 137, Lot 570

"Sabaudiae Descriptio", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: France and Switzerland

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

This tiny map is very scarce. It covers the region of the French and Swiss Alps just west of Lake Geneva. The map is oriented with east at top. 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 Auctarium. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A few light spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/14/2011

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