City and University of Oxford.
1837 (undated) 10.25 x 8 in (26.035 x 20.32 cm)
This is an 1837 Thomas Moule map or city plan of Oxford, England. Stretching from the observatory on Woodstock Road to the River Isis and the Charwell River and from the Oxford Canal to Magdalen Bridge, this map depicts both the city and university of Oxford in detail. The map centers on the area between Broad Street and High Street along Corn Market. Trinity College, Exeter College, All Soul's College, Christ Church College, Balliol College, St. John's College, Queen's College, University College, and several others, are labeled. Streets and other buildings are identified as well. Along the top and along the left border the armorial crests of several of the colleges are illustrated. The Ancient Seal of the City appears along the bottom border. Also along the bottom border, two views are included: one illustrating the front of Christ Church College and the other Oxford from the north.
This map was produced by Thomas Moule and engraved by James Bingley in London in 1837.
Thomas Moule (1784 – 1851) was an English antiquarian, writer on heraldry, and cartographer. He is best known for his popular and highly decorative steel-engraved county maps of England.
James Bingley (1796 – 1869) was an engraver, copperplate printer, mapmaker and colored-paper manufacturer. Born in Leicester, Bingley pursued many different professional opportunities over the course of his life. In 1833 he was imprisoned for debt, while a partner in a publishing venture. He was possibly connected with 'Batho and Bingley,' banknote engravers and printers, and by the end of his life he was described as an 'artist and engraver on steel.'
Very good. Blank on verso.