|Dimensions||Image 370 x 508 mm, Plate 403 x 515 mm, Sheet 427 x 543 mm|
An illustration of the various forms of Oxford academic dress, from the first edition of 'Oxonia Illustrata' published in 1675.
Oxonia Illustrata was the first illustrated book on Oxford and one of the major works of the 17th century. The book was the product of several years of devoted and conscientious effort in which Loggan was assisted by his pupil Robert White. David Loggan was born in Danzig in 1635 and came to England around 1653. By 1665 he was living in Nuffield near Oxford and in 1669 was appointed engraver to the University. In 1675 he married and became a naturalised citizen. His Oxonia Illustrata was intended as a companion work to Historia Antiquitates Universitatis Oxoniensis by Anthony Woods, with whom Loggan had become acquainted some years earlier.
Condition: Pressed vertical centre fold as issued. Repaired to centrefold at bottom of the sheet not affecting the image or plate. Numeral 10 written in old red in lower right of the plate.