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ANTIQUE MAP: MAP OF OXFORD.

[ENGLISH SCHOOL] : MAP OF OXFORD.

[London : Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1879]. An attractive antique map of central Oxford – from the Radcliffe Observatory in the north down to Folly Bridge and the barges. Originally produced for the part-work series “Picturesque Europe” (London : 1876-1879).
Wood engraving on paper. Engraved surface 150 x 140mm (approx. 5-7/8” x 5-1/2”). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.

£40

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ANTIQUE MAP: OXFORD.

LOWRY, Joseph Wilson, 1803-1879 : OXFORD.

London : Weekly Dispatch Atlas, [ca. 1860]. A pleasant and well-detailed plan of Oxford at a scale of six-and-one-quarter inches to the mile, with a lettered key to the colleges and a numbered key to sixty-six further halls, churches and public buildings. Drawn and engraved by Joseph Wilson Lowry, lithographed by Day & Son, and originally produced for the Weekly Dispatch Atlas series.
Lithograph on paper. Later hand colour. Printed surface 225 x 310mm (approx. 8-7/8” x 12-1/8”). Remargined at head; a couple of slight nicks to outer blank margins; a few very faint creases, but overall in good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: CITY AND UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : CITY AND UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

[London : George Virtue, 1848]. A highly attractive antique map – a town-plan decorated with the coats of arms of the city and the colleges, as well as inset views of the town and the front of Christ Church. Originally engraved by John Cleghorn (1784-1873) in 1830 for Moule’s “English Counties Delineated” series (London : 1830-1837), with the present edition (omitting Cleghorn’s name) dated to 1848.
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 245 x 185mm (approx. 9-5/8” x 7-1/4”). Short tear to one margin, not reaching engraved surface, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: OXFORDSHIRE.

[MOULE, Thomas, 1784-1851] : OXFORDSHIRE.

[London : George Virtue, ca.1850]. A fine antique map of the county, decorated with coats of arms, a foliate border, and vignette views of Oxford, Blenheim and the Radcliffe Library. Originally engraved by James Bingley (1796-1869) in 1830 for the part-work “English Counties Delineated” (London : 1830-1837) prepared by the antiquary Thomas Moule. The present example, showing some development of the railway system, is dated to about 1850.
Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 258 x 190mm (approx. 10-1/8” x 7-1/2”). Trimmed a little tight at head, a few very minor marks, but an attractive example. A guaranteed genuine antique map.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: DORCHESTER : OXFORDSHIRE.

THOMPSON, William Harding, 1887-1976 : DORCHESTER : OXFORDSHIRE.

[London : University of London Press, 1929]. An attractive town-plan of Dorchester as it stood in the late 1920s. Originally prepared for "The Thames Valley from Cricklade to Staines : A Survey" (London : 1929). With Harding Thompson’s distinctive monogram.
Line block on coated paper. Printed surface 221 x 197mm (approx. 8-3/4” x 7-3/4”). In very good and clean state.

£40

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