Elizabethan Oxford
By WHITTLESEY, Robert [After] Ralph AGAS , 1728

Oxonia Antiqua Instaurata, sive Urbis & Academiae Oxoniensis Topographica delineatio olim a Rudolph Agas impressa A.D. 1578 nunc denuo ari incisa A.D. MDCCXXVIII.

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  • Author: WHITTLESEY, Robert [After] Ralph AGAS
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: E. Butler
  • Publication date: 1728.
  • Physical description: Eengraved birds-eye view, on two sheets joined, seventeen views of the Oxford colleges to borders.
  • Dimensions: 650 by 960mm (25.5 by 37.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1366


This detailed and elaborate plan of the city printed by E. Butler and dedicated to Henry Duke of Beaufort is the first and most important derivative plan of the city done by Ralph Agas in 1578. The 17 views of the Oxford colleges surrounding the plan were taken from drawings by John Bereblock (1566) prepared for the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Oxford.