Auction 162, Lot 516

"Polonia et Pars Silesiae", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Central Poland

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.1 x 2.5 inches
10.4 x 6.4 cm

This tiny map illustrates the region of the Oder and Vistula river valleys with major towns located. 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: $180 - $210

Sold for: $100

Closed on 4/26/2017