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'Designatio de Easton-Piers in Com: Wilts. Per me (heu!) infortunatum Johannem Awbrey R.S. Socium ... Anno Domini 1669': a series of coloured views of Easton Piercy (in Kington-St.-Michael parish near Chippenham), Written and drawn in 1669 by John Aubrey

MS. Aubrey 17
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Including the house, grounds, neighbourhood, and prospects, with a few notes interspersed, bound together in 1682. Aubrey's armorial book-plate is at fol. 2v.


  • Creation: Written and drawn in 1669 by John Aubrey


22 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Aubrey 17

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 8073.

Custodial History

Manuscript acquired by the Bodleian Library ('G. 7').

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by Aubrey to the Ashmolean in (?) 1691.

Physical Facet

On paper.


14 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom