Auction 162, Lot 661

"Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium", Bucelin, Gabriel

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1658 (published)

Publication: Praecipuarum Universi Terrarum Orbis

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 2.6 inches
10.7 x 6.6 cm

This tiny map covers the region from the Caspian Sea through China where the Great Wall is distinctly rendered. 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

Light show-through of text on verso and faint offsetting from an opposing page.

Estimate: $100 - $130


Closed on 4/26/2017