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Auction 118, Lot 552

"The Road from Oxford to Chichester…", Owen & Bowen

Subject: England

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Britannica Depicta or Ogilby Improved

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm

Copper engraved sheet with the title cartouche and the arms of the Colleges in Cambridge on one side and a road map, from Oxford to Newbury on verso. Interesting notation that the famous 14th century poet Geoffrey Chaucer worked on his masterpieces at Donnington Castle. Three compass roses and coat of arms decorate the map.

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Condition: B

Lightly toned with some show through of text. Margins chipped with hinge remnants in top margin.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007

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