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Auction 155, Lot 434

"Oxonium Comitatus Vulgo Oxford Shire", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Oxford, England

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15.1 inches
49 x 38.4 cm

This extremely handsome county map of Oxford is decorated with the heraldry of each of Oxford's colleges being held up by putti, along with the dates of their founding. It is further embellished by a title cartouche featuring two scholars, cross staff, armillary sphere, and distance scale. The verso contains a stylized view of Stonehenge with Latin text. This edition of Atlas Novus was published between 1646-1659.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5265:1:2.

Condition: A

A strong impression in full original color with minor toning which is more prominent in the blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $475

Closed on 11/18/2015