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Pomegranate,2014,AA827

Cantebrigia urbs Celeberrima a Granta fluvio vicino...

Copper engraving by Richard Lyne, 1574

size: 45.7 * 61 cm

Printed in China

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Description:

Cambridge, England, was a thriving university town in 1574 when this street map was published.  The map points out colleges, chapels, lodgings, and features of particular interest to students and visitors.  It appears within the two-volume set of books titled De antiquitate Cantebrigiensis Academiae, a peculiar tome endeavoring to answer the question of which was order, the University of Cambridge or the University of Oxford.

 

 De antiquitate Cantebrigiensis Academiae,  is in the collection of the British Library, which encourages research and promotes education while engaging the public throght the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources.

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