Auction 108, Lot 312

"Oxonium nobile Angliae oppidum...[on sheet with] Vindesorium celeberrimum Angliae castrum…", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: England

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19 x 14.2 inches
48.3 x 36.1 cm

A splendid sheet containing two panoramic views of Oxford and Windsor engraved by Georg Hoefnagel. Oxford is viewed from the vantage point of Headington Hill, with the distinctive features of Magdalen College tower and the spires of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Mary's clearly visible. Windsor Castle is viewed from the north with the distinctive walls, towers and battlements of the royal castle dominating the skyline. Each view includes figures of scholars and courtiers in the foreground.

References: Goss (Cities) #42.

Condition: A

Superb impression with a couple of minor creases and faint spots.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/29/2004