[Wadham College, Oxford]Collegium Wadhamense, Oxonij positu est in partibus Borealibus, ubi olim habitabant fratres Augustinenses [...]
[first published c.1675]
Engraving, platemark 340 x 425mm (13¼ x 16¾"). Fold through centre as issued; hinged to backing sheet.
Bird's-eye view of Wadham College in Oxford, founded by Somerset landowners Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham during the reign of King James I. Plate from David Loggan's 'Oxonia illustrata' (1675), a set of bird's eye views of all University of Oxford buildings. Along with Wood's 'The History and Antiquities of the University of Oxford' (1674), Loggan's volume was presented by the university to all important visitors in the late seventeenth century. Influenced by the work of Wenceslas Hollar, Loggan's views were the first accurate representations of the university buildings, and they have been higly prized ever since their first publication.
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