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Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed
Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed

Old Map of Oxfordshire, 1611 by John Speed - Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon, Bicester - Personalised Vintage Christmas Gift - Framed or Unframed

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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (2m+) and I can frame them. Contact me to discuss your specific needs. Learn more about how we source maps that you can't buy anywhere else.

This old black and white/monochrome wonderful and exceedingly rare map shows the ancient county of Oxfordshire as it was in 1611. It was created by John Speed and engraved by Jodocus Hondius, and originally published in Speed's "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine".

The natural size for this map is either 16x20 (40x50cm) or 18x24 inches (45x60cm) but it looks good at 12x16 inches (30x40cm) and looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 52x70 inches (130x180cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised maps or different framing options.

I also have a handcoloured version of this map, which is identical but was handcoloured 400 years ago and is rather beautiful:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/854981126/old-map-of-oxfordshire-1611-by-john

Many of the towns, villages and cities in Oxfordshire are already visible in this map. Obviously, the university city of Oxford takes centre stage, with a beautifully detailed engraving in the top right corner of the map.

The detailed engraving shows some of the university colleges that already existed in 1611, such as New College, All Souls, Queens, Magdalen, Trinity and Corpus Christi. Their coats of arms also adorn the left and right side of the map. Really, it's a rather beautiful map.

Some of the towns, villages and places clearly visible in this old map of Oxfordshire include: Banbury, Chipping Norton, Kidlington, Abingdon, Witney, Didcot, Wallingford, Thame, Bicester, Henley and Reading. But of course, many of them are spelt in their Early Modern English forms.

Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown!

This would make a wonderful gift for someone from Oxford, who went to Oxford university, or who has Oxfordshire in their heart.

You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. We use super-clear perspex in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

My museum-quality maps are made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these vintage map prints that are sure to brighten any environment.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
- Paper weight: 5.6 oz/y² (192 g/m²)
- Giclée printing quality
- Opacity: 94%

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