Auction 116, Lot 437

"Oxonium Comitatus, Vulgo Oxford Shire", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: England

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

This extremely handsome county map of Oxfordshire is embellished with the insignia of each of Oxford's colleges along the sides with the dates of their founding, two university armorials, a Royal Crest, the armorials of each of the colleges and a title cartouche depicting two scholars. On verso is a stylized view of a Stonehenge and Italian text.

References:

Condition: A

Sharp impression printed on heavy paper with fine coloring. Bit of faint toning on centerfold, still nearly fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 9/20/2006

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