Auction 137, Lot 730

"Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Central and Northern Asia

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 2.5 inches
10.9 x 6.4 cm

This tiny map is very scarce. It covers the region from the Caspian Sea through China where the Great Wall is distinctly rendered. 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: $160 - $200

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/14/2011