|Published||Published by J. Dewe, Oxford. [c.1860]|
|Dimensions||354 x 324 mm|
One of the first pictorial plans of the city, this attractive illustrated map of Oxford includes engraved views of all the College buildings and the inclusion of parks and gardens. Title and publication details in a decorative cartouche in the form of a Gothicised doorway. The map is plotted on an unusual projection with north to south running horizontally across the map.
William Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863) was a British draughtsman on wood and a water colourist. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1794 and trained under Benjamin West. Delamotte moved to Oxford where he did numerous works depicting the city. In 1803, Delamotte became the drawing master at the newly established Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst where he remained for 40 years. Delamotte was also known for publishing his own prints.
Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds as issued, repaired split to bottom right fold. Repaired tears to folds and bottom sheet edge, foxing and toning to sheet.