"Malta olim Melita Insula", Bucelin, Gabriel
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 Malta depicts the Apostle Paul's ship wreck off the northern coastline. 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.