Maps, Maps, Maps forms the third and final map related exhibition, and catalogue, to be hosted, and published, by Sanders in January, 2017. This catalogue of recent acquisitions features a varied collection of maps depicting the world, heavens, continents, countries and counties.

MAPPING the ANCIENT WORLD, Ortelius, Hondius, and Moll.

An exhibition of antique maps of the Ancient and Classical Mediterranean.

The following catalogue features some of the finest examples of sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century cartography of the Ancient Mediterranean. Mapping the Ancient World is the first exhibition of its kind to be hosted by Sanders of Oxford, and showcases the work of three master geographers and antiquarians, Abraham Ortelius, Jodocus Hondius, and Herman Moll.

The maps in this catalogue are testament to the renewed interest in and interpretation of classical geography in the early modern period. The voyages of discovery in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries led to rapid expansion in Western cartographic knowledge, but the role of classical geography in these discoveries is often overlooked. When considering the history of exploration the likes of Hecataeus, Herodotus, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Strabo, and Pliny perhaps do not spring to mind in the same manner as a Columbus, a Magellan, or a Drake, but their contributions to our understanding of the globe, and our position on it, are in many ways the greater.

All works are available to purchase and will be on display in the gallery from 20th January

17th Century Oxford. From Medieval Town to Royal City.

An exhibition of antique plans, panoramas and county maps of Oxford and Oxfordshire.

The collection of maps presented in this exhibition has been collated over a number of years and is the first time in thirty years that a collection such as this has been offered for sale. The seventeenth century in particular offers a fascinating backdrop, not only in terms of Oxford’s development and related historic events, but also in the significant strides made in British map and atlas production. Cartographically, the seventeenth century is unprecedented. It provided us with the first county atlas of the British Isles, by John Speed, in which the county map of Oxfordshire is certainly one of the highlights. It saw the publication of the first English road atlas, by John Ogilby, and as a result the first county maps to include roads. Alongside this was the first full visual survey of Oxford University in David Loggan’s Oxonia Illustrata.

The exhibition provides a near complete survey of all the maps and views, produced in the seventeenth century, to feature Oxford.

All works are available to purchase and will be on display in the gallery from 13th January

Dark & Wintery Nights, An exhibition of Shin-hanga landscape prints.

Before you get caught up in the Christmas rush, Sanders of Oxford invites you to our latest exhibition of 20th Century Japanese landscape prints.

The Japanese landscape print, like the landscape itself, continually evolves. Steeped in symbolism, it can depict the particular or ambiguous and can show a yearning for the Japanese past or glorify in the modern. From ukiyo-e to sosaku and shin-hanga, a centuries old preoccupation with Japanese landscape and its atmospheric variations of hour and season is displayed in these timelessly beautiful works.

All works are available to purchase and will be on display in the gallery from the 10th November.

The work of Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

A collection of Photogravures from ‘The Work of Edward Burne-Jones, Photogravures Directly reproduced from the Original Paintings’.

All works are available to purchase and will be on display in the gallery from the 6th October.

A catalogue of Recent Acquisitions.

We are constantly cataloguing new arrivals, which get uploaded onto our website on a weekly basis. In this catalogue we have complied a collection of over one hundred of our most interesting, unusual, and uncommon prints and maps, which have come through the door over the last couple of months.

The catalogue covers the broad spectrum of material that we deal in, from 18th Century mezzotints and engravings to Japanese Woodblock prints, and includes early portraits, caricatures, maps, and panoramas.

An exhibition catalogue of small-scale prints.

Sanders of Oxford is pleased to present our second exhibition of the year, a fine collection of small-scale etchings and engravings spanning over four centuries. The exhibition comes off the back of our catalogue ‘Beyond the Press’, which consisted of prints at the other extreme of the size chart, and features works by Rembrandt, Paul Sandby, John Martin, Edward Calvert and Samuel Palmer amongst many others. The catalogue and exhibition are presented chronologically in four sections; 16th & 17th Century, 18th Century, Victorian Etchings & 19th Century, and 20th & 21st Century. All works will be on display in the gallery from Thursday 2nd June, 2016.

Antiquities of Greece & Rome.

Oxford University has one of the finest Classics departments in the world and off the back of this our location at the heart of the University City has allowed us to continually deal in prints of Classical antiquity. However we are pleased to present our first formal catalogue on the subject, offering a brief overview of the celebrated decorative, architectural and archaeological achievements of ancient Greece and Rome from some of the key publications of the 17th and 18th centuries.

A Catalogue of Recent Acquisitions. March 2016.

This March Sanders of Oxford is pleased to announce the release of a broad collection of recent acquisitions. Over the past few months we have been busy collating a selection of fine and decorative prints and maps spanning a diverse range of subjects, engravers and prices.

Whether you are a specialist or a generalist we hope that our current catalogue of rare and unusual material offers something of interest.

The catalogue is available to browse below.

Beyond the Press, a catalogue of large-scale prints and maps.

Beyond the Press brings together an eclectic collection of prints and maps from the 18th and 19th century that are unified by their size and scale. All items in this catalogue are either printed on more than one sheet, use more than one printing plate or have pushed the printing plate to its physical limit..

The catalogue is available to browse below.

Famous and Infamous, A catalogue of Female Portraiture.

The engraved portrait is one of the longest running traditions in printmaking, but despite a prevalent interest over the years in the depiction of women, we have never collated our extensive range of female portraiture. We are, therefore, excited to release our most recent catalogue, Famous and Infamous, providing a brief overview of this grand tradition from high society portraits to depictions of criminals and courtesans.

The catalogue is available to browse below.