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An Accurate Map Of Oxford Shire From The Latest Improvements

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An Accurate Map Of Oxford Shire From The Latest Improvements : W. Fowler, for the Universal Museum

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A charming and scarce "magazine" map, well engraved by a little known London engraver. The map, in typical mid-eighteenth century style has a roccoco title cartouche and a key explaining symbols on the map. The "Universal Museum, or Gentleman's & Ladies Polite Magazine of History, Politicks and Literature ...", first published in 1763, appears to have changed its name, in 1765, to "Museum & Complete Magazine" as described along the top border of the map. According to Jolly, of six copies of the magazine examined only three had this map present - one of those lacking being at the British Library.
region: Oxfordshire
mapmaker: W. Fowler, for the Universal Museum
place and date of publication: London 1765
medium and colour: Copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 205 by 170mm (8 by 6.75 inches)
ref: 39285
literature: D.Jolly Maps in British Periodicals pt II, p248; T. Chubb The Atlases of Great

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