Printed by E.Butler and dedicated to Henry Duke of Beaufort, this elaborate and highly detailed plan was the first and most important derivative of a plan of the city by Ralph Agas in 1578 and known only from a unique example in the Bodleian Library. It is surrounded by seventeen views of the Oxford colleges taken from drawings made by John Bereblock in 1566 for the occasion f the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Oxford, and apparently much admired by the sovereign. These views were the earliest of their kind and the originals having been lost, a copy of them was presented to the Bodleian in 1630.
Oxonia Antiqua Instaurata Sive Urbis & Academiae Oxoniensis Topographica...
660 x 955 mm on two sheets