Auction 137, Lot 595

"Polonia Compendio se Descriptium", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Poland

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 southern Poland is very scarce. The Oder and Vistula Rivers are highlighted, with the cities of Warsaw and Krakow featured along the Vistula. 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 faint spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011