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Oxonia Depicta.  .

Oxonia Depicta 1733

Guilielmus Williams. ( ie William Williams)........Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Ipclyta Academia Oxoniensi Ichnographica & Scenographi William Williams, 1733. Oxonia Depicta, was a volume of illustrations with a contents similar to that of the Loggan book.This was published in 1733 following the earlier success of Loggans "Oxonia Illustrata:.The book was produced with copper-engraved title-page, dedication, index leaf and 63 double-page architectural plans and views (1 folding). Large folio (52 x 39cm).These page thus lack the central fold of the Illustrata and are found in near perfect condition Williams was an architectural draughtsman and this is reflected in the title page and stiffness of the engravings in his Oxonia Depicta. The contents are similar to those in Loggan's Oxonia Illustrata published over 50 years earlier, starting with a double-prospect of the city of Oxford each with a numbered key, a plan of the city after Agas' plan of 1588. There is a double prospect of the interior of the Bodleian Library after Loggan and a number of architectural plans of the colleges. More importantly the work includes 10 fine large engravings of the colleges of Magdalen, Corpus, Wadham, St. Johns, Queens, New, Oriel, Trinity, Pembroke and Brasenose showing how they were at the beginning of the 18th Century. They are in fact, in many instances the only visual records of the buildings at tis time in their history. The most impressive plate is the large folding-plate depicting a composite view of the Clarendon Building, the Schools Building and the Sheldonian Theatre, accompanied by figures in University dress and flanked by the front elevations of several other university buildings.Digital photo's taken from the base of the print as this is where damage occurs all are full page NOT trimmed or cleaned in any way normally with my pics the actual print looks 100% better !




print 1 All Souls Exterior
Large Plate Copper Engraving, from Guilielmus Williams. ( ie William Williams)........Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Ipclyta Academia Oxoniensi Ichnographica & Scenographi William Williams, Published Oxford, 1732-33 . Oxonia Depicta, was a volume of illustrations with a contents similar to that of the Loggan book. 450 x 560mm. /17¾ x 22". Centrefold as issued . . . .. some creasing easily removed a few spots through age no wear no foxing £85

All Souls 2

Large Plate Copper Engraving, from Guilielmus Williams. ( ie William Williams)........Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Ipclyta Academia Oxoniensi Ichnographica & Scenographi William Williams, Published Oxford, 1732-33 . Oxonia Depicta, was a volume of illustrations with a contents similar to that of the Loggan book. 450 x 560mm. /17¾ x 22". Centrefold as issued . . ....crease to centre fold £65


plate 2Mary Magdalena
Large Plate Copper Engraving, from Guilielmus Williams. ( ie William Williams)........Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Ipclyta Academia Oxoniensi Ichnographica & Scenographi William Williams, Published Oxford, 1732-33 . Oxonia Depicta, was a volume of illustrations with a contents similar to that of the Loggan book. 450 x 560mm. /17¾ x 22". Centrefold as issued . . no wear no foxing marks but pale water mark removed with a wash mucky finger print? to top left edge of plate area no tears or edge fraying £75


plate 7 Exeter College Side Elevation
Large Plate Copper Engraving, from Guilielmus Williams. ( ie William Williams)........Oxonia Depicta sive Collegiorum et Aularum in Ipclyta Academia Oxoniensi Ichnographica & Scenographi William Williams, Published Oxford, 1732-33 . Oxonia Depicta, was a volume of illustrations with a contents similar to that of the Loggan book. 450 x 560mm. /17¾ x 22". Centrefold as issued . . no wear no foxing no tears edge fraying old ink mark to edge of plate bottom right £75


 




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