1582 – G. Braun & F. Hogenberg – Oxonium nobile Anglie


Title:                      “Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum Septrionlem Tamesis…”​

​One of the earliest and most beautiful panoramic view of Oxford, the famous English castle viewed from the vantage point of Headington Hill.

COMMENTED BY BRAUN: “Oxford, known long ago as Bellositum due to its charming position, is a city on the northern bank of the River Thames […] It is generally known that it has a salubrious and pleasant situation and also that the surrounding countryside provides everything in abundance. Oxford has a prestigious school, as all who have attended other schools in Europe will know.”

View comes from rare German edition atlas “Civitates orbis terrarum…” published by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, engraved by Georg Hoefnagel in Cologne, 1582.

Cartographer:      Georg Braun (1541 – 1622) 
 Franz Hogenberg (1535 – 1590)
Sheet size:            54,2 x 19,8 cm
Year:                       1582
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Contemporary hand coloring, strong press on watermarked paper. Centerfold restored, few tiny paper loss and brownish spots present.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1582 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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