"[Lot of 2] Coll, sive Aula Divae Catharinae Virginis [and] The Castle",
Subject: Cambridge, England
Coll, sive Aula Divae Catharinae Virginis, by David Loggan, from Cantabrigida Illustrata, circa 1690, black & white, (17.6 x 13.7"). A scarce bird's-eye view of plan St Catharine’s College at the University of Cambridge. A description in Latin is at bottom and a dedication to Sir Thomas Rokeby is balanced with the college heraldic shield. David Loggan (1634-1692) was born in Poland, and emigrated to Oxford, where he worked on a publication detailing all of the Oxford colleges. This was named Oxonia Ilustrata, and it was published in 1675. He followed this with a similar work on the colleges of Cambridge, Cantabrigida Illustrata, which was published in 1690. There is a 1" tear in the image in the top left corner, and some other short tears in the blank margins. (C)
The Castle, by John Anderson Bell, engraved by John le Keux, from Memorials of Cambridge, 1842, hand colored, (6.2 x 4.7"). A nice copper engraved view of the Norman castle that stood on the road leading into Cambridge until it was dismantled in the mid-nineteenth century. Lightly toned from a previous framing (B+).