Auction 162, Lot 562

"Graecia olim Hellas nunc Romechi, Turcis Romechi", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Greece

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

2.6 x 4.2 inches
6.6 x 10.7 cm

This tiny map of Greece locates only the major cities and towns. 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 impression with light show-through of text on verso, some printer's ink residue, and a minor printer's crease at top right.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 4/26/2017