|Method||Lithograph with hand colouring|
|Artist||Taylor, A. E.|
|Published||[1932 - 1936]|
|Dimensions||136 x 172 mm|
A scarce, small-scale, plan of the city and university building. One of a decorative series of road maps by artist A.E. Taylor which were first published by Pratt's Motor Oil Company, as promotional posters in 1932. This attractive vintage map features a decorative cartouche and compass alongside pictographs of places of interest, and an inset map of the roads leading into the city. When Pratt's was taken over by Esso in 1936, the maps were reissued in a bound volume titled Pictorial Britain and Ireland.
From 1930, A. E. Taylor produced traditional road maps and pictorial plans for Pratts, a petroleum company. When the Pratts name was replaced by Esso in 1936, the maps were reissued in a bound volume titled Pictorial Britain and Ireland. The volume was split into eight chapters, with each being proceeded by a pictorial plan. Situated within the text were black and white town plans, of which this particular Oxford plan is an example of.
Condition: Text on verso.