Oxford, Antique Map from "Civitates Orbis Terrarum"

Braun G., Hogenberg F.Oxonium or Oxford, from the collection Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, T. Graminaeus, 1572-1617.

Very fine and interestig B/W aquatint showing a view of Oxford, formerly «Oxonium», from the north of the city. The table is after a wood engraving by G. Hoefnagel’s. Oxonium (often abbreviated to Oxon.) is sometimes used in university circles as a Latin name for Oxford University in England. Good conditions, with a very little medial hole, some stains, and a lightly browned paper on the margins.

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Artist Braun Georg, Hogenberg Franz
Typology Original Prints
Technique Aquatint, Etching
Year 1572-1617
Editor Cologne, T. Graminaeus
Image Dimensions (cm) 17.5 x 48
Dimensions (cm) 20.5 x 54
Subject Cities, Landscape

Braun G., Hogenberg F., Oxonium or Oxford, from the collection Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Cologne, T. Graminaeus, 1572-1617.

Very fine and interestig B/W aquatint showing a view of Oxfordformerly «Oxonium», from the north of the city. The table is after a wood engraving by G. Hoefnagel’s. Oxonium (often abbreviated to Oxon.) is sometimes used in university circles as a Latin name for Oxford University in England. Good conditions, with a very little medial hole, some stains, and a lightly browned paper on the margins.

Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Cities of the World) was the second oldest printed atlas in the history of world cartography and the first atlas totally dedicated to topographical views. The first volume of this collection was published in Cologne in 1572; the others in 1575, 1581, 1588, and 1598. The sixth and final volume appeared in 1617, just before the extensive devastation wreaked by the Thirty Years’ War.

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