Auction 162, Lot 627

"Terra Sancta, sive Palaestina", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

2.6 x 4.1 inches
6.6 x 10.4 cm

Tiny map of the Holy Land with detail limited to the locations of Biblical cities and the enlarged Jordan River and Dead Sea. The map is decorated with two tiny ships and a title cartouche. 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. Not in Laor.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 126-127.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light show-through of text on verso, minor printer's ink residue, and binding holes in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 4/26/2017