Auction 154, Lot 415

"[Lot of 3] Oxfordshire [and] The British Gazetteer. Cambridgeshire [and] Cambridge [on sheet with] Oxford",

Subject: Central England

Period: 1838-95 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A. Oxfordshire, by Archibald Fullarton & Co., circa 1836 (7.6 x 9.5"). This elegant small map shows the county of Oxfordshire. The county is divided into fourteen hundreds, and numerous towns, cities, parks, and roads are located. Numbers appear next to some towns indicating that town's distance from London. A stunning view of Oxford adorns the bottom left corner. Condition: A nice impression with a short centerfold separation in the right blank margin. (A)

B. The British Gazetteer. Cambridgeshire, by H.G. Collins, from The British Gazetteer, circa 1852 (13.9 x 16.8"). This detailed map of Cambridgeshire is divided into nineteen hundreds, which are enumerated at bottom left. Towns and cities, political representation for each borough, polling places, churches, railways, various roads, rivers, and canals are identified with the help of a key at bottom right. The map is surrounded by a floral border. Condition: Issued folding with minor soiling at top left and a few short marginal edge tears. The margin has been trimmed to the border at right. (B+)

C. Cambridge [on sheet with] Oxford, G.W. Bacon & Company, from Bacon's Geographical Establishment, circa 1895 (12.2 x 18.3"). This sheet contains two detailed city plans of Cambridge and Oxford. Seventeen colleges and seventy-nine places of interest are named on the Cambridge plan, including several churches. The Oxford plan is even more intricate, identifying twenty-two colleges and ninety-six places of interest, many of them churches, schools, and courts. Both plans delineate streets, railways, parks, gardens, and more. Condition: There is toning along the sheet's edges, otherwise fine. (A)

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Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/16/2015

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