Auction 137, Lot 690

"Terra Sancta, sive Palaestina", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

2.8 x 4.5 inches
7.1 x 11.4 cm

Scarce, tiny map of the Holy Land with detail limited to the locations of Biblical cities and the enlarged Jordan River and Dead Sea. 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

A few faint spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011