The Oxford Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God MDCCLXIIII, Being Bissextile or Leap Year – The Arts and Sciences Rejoice in Peace

Engraver Benjamin Cole British
After John Sebastian Miller German
Publisher Oxford University Press British

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The Oxford Almanack is a broadside printed annually to circulate a university calendar and has been published since 1674. This 1764 example includes an image of King George III surrounded by allegorical figures representing Britannia, Religion, Justice, Peace, Plenty, History, Poesy, Painting, Sculpture and Mathematics. The scene celebrates the end of the Seven Years' War and includes a plinth noting the births of George Prince of Wales in 1762 and Prince Frederick in 1763. The calendar below is flanked by lists of British monarchs and officers of the university.

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