"Turci Impery Adumbratio", Bucelin, Gabriel
Subject: Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1658 (published)
Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis
Color: Hand Color
4.2 x 2.6 inches
10.7 x 6.6 cm
The tiny map is a very scarce derivative of Ortelius' miniature map of the Turkish Empire. It covers southern Italy, the Balkan Peninsula to the Caucasus and from Tripoli in Northern Africa to Persia. Major cities are located, else there is not much detail. 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.
Light show-through of text on verso.