A Mapp of Oxfordshir with its Hundreds

Method Copper engraved with original hand colour
Artist Blome, Richard and Taylor, Thomas
Published London, c. 1715
Dimensions 185 x 214 mm
Notes From Thomas Taylor's England exactly described. Taylor obtained Richard Blome's plates and republished them.

Blome was one of the most active map-publishers of his day, working between about 1667 and 1705. His principal publications are the 'Geographical Description of the World', and two county atlases, the 'Britannia', published in 1673, and 'Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd', published in 1681. Blome first began engraving maps for his Geographical Description Of The Four Parts Of The World in 1667. The completed volume was in small folio, and contained 24 maps (plus one duplicated), engraved by Francis Lamb, Thomas Burnford and Wenceslas Hollar

Blome has been heavily criticised as a plagiarist, but he lacked the capital to be innovative (as indeed did virtually all his contemporaries), and his output filled an important gap in the market. The 'Geographical Description' was the first new, and uniformly assembled, folio world atlas to be published in London since 1627, while the next folio world atlases appeared in the decade 1710-1720 .

Condition: Excellent condition with original hand colour, toning to edge of sheet and binding holes to left edge of sheet neither affecting the engraved area.
Framing mounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 51090