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Oxonia Illustrata, sive Omnium Celeberrimæ istius Universitatis Collegiorum, Aularum, Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ, Scholarum Publicarum, Theatri Sheldoniani; nec non Urbis Totius Scenographia. Delineavit & Sculpsit Dav: Loggan Univ. Oxon. Chalcographus.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Oxoniæ: E Theatro Sheldoniano, Ano. Dni. M.DC.LXXV.

Physical Description

Engr. t.-pl., [4] engr. f., [40] dble. pl. (pl. [27] is dble. and folded); 436 mm. (Broadsheet).


[Engr. t.-pl., engr. privilege, engr. dedic.] - Spectatori Ingenuo [engr. leaf] - Index Tabularum [I-XL] [engr. leaf] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All but two plates [10, 27] are signed as drawn and engraved by Dav. Loggan.

The work is dedicated by Loggan to King Charles II.


Wing L2838; RIBA, Early printed books, 2 (1995), no. 1914; E.H. Cordeaux and D.H. Merry, A bibliography of printed works relating to the city of Oxford (1976), 284; F. Madan, Oxford books: a bibliography of printed works, 3 v. (1895-1931), 3035; J.P. Anderson, The book of British topography (1881; repr. 1976), p. 241.
ESTC, R5725

Summary Note

The forty plates are all views of the colleges, other University buildings or the city of Oxford, apart from pl. [2] (a map of the city), pl. [10] (figures in academic dress), and pl. 21 (Winchester college).

In the same year as this book was published Loggan became a British citizen. From 1676 he worked on his Cantabrigia Illustrata, which appeared in 1690.


A microfilm version was published in 1975 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Contemporary sheep, upper and lower covers decorated in blind; rebacked in 20th century, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Oxonia Illustrata'.

Name as Subject


Architecture - Colleges - Universities - Public buildings - Great Britain - Oxford - Description and travel - History - Maps
Views - Great Britain - 17th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 17th century


David Loggan, draughtsman, engraver
Charles II King of Great Britain, dedicatee