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David Loggan’s ‘Oxonia Illustrata’ published in Oxford 1675 is generally considered one of the finest English engraved topographical works of the seventeenth century. Loggan (1635-1700?) was born in Danzig and came to England about 1653. By 1665 he was living near Oxford and in 1669 was appointed engraver to the University. In the year the ‘Oxonia’ was published he married. Two lovely bucolic views above and below of Oxford with English titles below. The top image is of Oxford from the ‘East or London Road’ and below from the ‘South near Abbington Road. Both bear charming country scenes in the foreground and a key identifying individual buildings. Showing remarkable detail and accuracy these views had been in preparation for some years. Wood refers to them as far back as 1665. Often thought to have been printed at the Sheldonian they were in fact run off at Leonard Lichfield’s house in Holywell. Griffiths ‘The Print in Stuart Britain 1603-1689’ pp. 201-03; Upcott Oxford 34; Wing L2838.

Prospectus Oxoniae Orientalis [on sheet with] Prospectus Oxoniae Meridionalis

Oxford, 1675
Two panoramic views each 160 x 450 mm., in all 320 x 450 mm.
Stock number: 5862


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