OXFORDSHIRE DESCRIBED WITH YE CITIE AND THE ARMES OF THE COLLEDGES OF YE FAMOUS UNIVERSITY AO. 1605.

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John Speed


Oxfordshire described with ye Citie and the Armes of the Colledges of ye famous University Ao. 1605.

Copper plate engraving, hand colored 1611 (-1616).
Image size 15 1/8 x 20 5/8" (384 X 523 MM).
Good condition visually with old color, but with a few pinholes, repaired centerfold, remargined on all sides and replaced 2 x 3/8"" loss along right decorative border.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 65564
Price: $2,000.00
Publisher : Published by John Sudbury and George Humbell, Popes Head Alley [London].
From John Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine," first issued in 1611. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius. One of the most desirable of all Speed county maps, this map is enhanced with a town plan of Oxford drawn from the 1578 plan by Ralph Agas, coats-of-arms for the various university colleges down the sides, the British coat-of-arms, and two robed dons flanking a globe at bottom.An early English issue of this map. Maps

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