Antique early map of central England's Oxfordshire county, by cartographer Robert Morden, originally published in 1695. This map is nicely hand colored. It measures 17" by 15" inside the green mat and 24" by 22" framed (no glass). The mat was seemingly permanently affixed over the margins of the map by the framer, but the central portion of the map does not appear to be laid down as there is play to the surface. There is central horizontal crease and slight handling creases in the field. Note the great detail, and the cartouche is quite decorative. On the backing is a small label showing that the map was originally acquired in London at The Map House, and identifying information as well as the original price of 160 Pound Sterling is written at top left on the backing.
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