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SAXTON, Christopher & William Hole.

Oxoniensis.

[Oxfordshire]

Published: London: 1637

Stock code: 74565

Price: £750

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A wonderfully decorative map of Oxfordshire, engraved by William Hole and published in William Camden’s ‘Britannia’ atlas. Originally, in 1586, Camden’s work was a detailed historical and topographical description of Britain. Hole & Kip added their maps to this work in 1607. The maps are heavily based on the earlier work by the Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton. The map is embellished with a splendid royal coat of arms, a compass rose and a mannerist title cartouche and mileage scale.

Size: 290 320 mm. Copperplate engraving with hand colour. Minor repair to lower central fold, otherwise in very good condition.

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