Auction 160, Lot 466

"Europa", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Europe

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.2 x 2.5 inches
10.7 x 6.4 cm

This tiny map is based on the Ortelius-Galle map of 1593. There is little detail except the locations of major cities and rivers. Bucelin's maps in his Praecipuarum Universi were copperplate engravings based on the Ortelius miniature maps. His atlas contained 30 maps and was published by Johann Praetorius and Johann Gorlinus in 1658 and 1664. Bucelin's maps are very scarce. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A nice example with minor printer's ink residue, light show-through of text on verso, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 11/16/2016

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