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John Speed: Oxfordshire: described with ye Citie and the Armes of the Colledges of ye famous University Ao 1605

Map: OXON525
 
Cartographer: John Speed
Title: Oxfordshire: described with ye Citie and the Armes of the Colledges of ye famous University Ao 1605
Date: 1611
Published: London
Width: 21 inches / 54 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: OXON525
Description:
Oxfordshire. A fine map of the county from the first edition of John Speed's seminal atlas, 'The Theatre of Great Britaine', the first complete atlas of English county maps. Inset plan of the city of Oxford. The borders are emblazoned with the arms of the colleges of Oxford University. At the bottom of the map, two Oxford dons calculate the size of the Earth using a large globe.

First edition. English text on verso (image available upon request). Coloured. [OXON525]