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A Pair: "The North Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"; "The South Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford" William WILLIAMS.
A Pair: "The North Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"; "The South Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"

A Pair: "The North Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"; "The South Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"

Oxford: 1732-1733. Engravings. Both printed on watermarked laid paper.["The North Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"] In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed slightly along the left margin within the image. Left margin has been remargined with contemporary paper. Trimmed along upper margin and remargined with contemporary paper. Three creases within image where it was folded into a book. Faint off-setting. Small tear in bottom margin, and small tear along upper crease. Sheet size: 18 x 22 3/4 inches. ["The South Prospect of the New Quadrangle of Christs Church in Oxford"] In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed slightly along the left margin within the image. Left margin has been remargined with contemporary paper. Trimmed along upper margin and remargined with contemporary paper. Three creases within image where it was folded into a book. Faint off-setting. Sheet size: 18 x 22 7/8 inches.

A pair of striking views of Christ Church college, from William Williams' seminal text "Oxonia Depicta".

These striking studies illustrate the north and south prospect of the New Quadrangle, Christ Church College, Oxford. Following the success of David Loggan's "Oxonia Illustrata", published in 1675, the University commissioned William Williams to produce a similar work entitled "Oxonia Depicta". Published between 1732 and 1733 "Oxonia Depicta" is comprised of sixty-four plans and views of Oxford University's various colleges. As in this pair of images, many of the engravings include blueprints for proposed buildings and renovations; some of which were carried out and some of which were left unfinished. Williams' important text is not only a fascinating architectural study; it provides a crucial record of the changing landscape of this renowned academic institution.

Item #12855

Price: $800.00

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