"Oxonium Comitatus, Vulgo Oxford Shire", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1662 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Sharp impression printed on heavy paper with fine coloring. Bit of faint toning on centerfold, still nearly fine.