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Auction 162, Lot 520

"Polonia Compendiose Descriptum", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Southern 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 of southern Poland highlights the Oder and Vistula Rivers, with the cities of Warsaw and Krakow featured along the Vistula. 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 light printer's ink residue and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210


Closed on 4/26/2017