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This fine early view of Oxford is from the ‘Civitates Orbis Terrarum’ which was compiled by George Braun (1541-1622) the Canon of Cologne Cathedral. It is a particularly desirable example in full original wash colour. Braun produced a total of over 500 city views and maps published in six parts between 1572 and 1617. Most of the engraving was the work of Simon Novellanus and Frans Hogenberg (1535-1590), many after drawings by George Hoefnagel including this one. It was published in the second volume first issued in 1575. Fordham ‘Town Plans of the British Isles’, in ‘Map Collectors’ Circle’ no. 22 p. 5; Goss (Euro cities) pl. 42; Koeman II B & H 2 no. 2.
BRAUN, George – HOGENBERG, Frans

Oxonium Nobile Anglie Oppidum

Cologne, c.1575
180 x 490 mm., in recent wash colour, with extended margin below as it is separated from the accompanying view of Windsor, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9657


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