|Published||P. Schenk ex: Amstel: cum Privil: |
|Dimensions||Image 188 x 249 mm, Plate 210 x 260 mm|
A rare, finely engraved prospect of Oxford, with the title inscribed below in Dutch and Latin.
The view was featured in Schenk's 'Hecatompolis, sive Totius orbis Terrarum Oppida Nobiliora Centum; exquisite collecta atque eleganter depicta'. Issued in 1702, the publication featured 100 finely engraved views of trading cities from across the world. Of the cities depicted, 65 were western, 12 were eastern, 13 were African, and 10 were American.
Petrus Schenk, also known as Pieter or Peter (1660 - 1718/9) was a Dutch engraver and mezzotinter, and became a major publisher of both prints and maps. Mainly producing mezzotints, Schenk's work was similar to that of Jacob Gole, and was mostly copies of portraits and topography.
Condition: Light time toning just outside plate mark from old mount. Adhesive marks and minor staining to edges and corners of sheet, not affecting plate or image. Toned on verso from old mount.