|Method||Lithograph with hand colour|
|Artist||Lowry, Joseph Wilson|
|Published||[London: Published at the "Weekly Dispatch" Office, 139, Fleet Street, London, and Sold by All Booksellers and Newsagents. 1863.]|
|Dimensions||216 x 307 mm|
From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.
Top half of a double page map of the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, with a numbered key to places of interest, and lettered key to the colleges.
Between 1857 and 1863, the British newspaper The Weekly Dispatch published a series of maps. Over 100 maps were produced, and in 1863, the maps were gathered together to form The Dispatch Atlas. The atlas contained county and country maps, as well as several city maps. Each of the maps featured a distinctive image of a half-globe with a winged mercury above.
Joseph Wilson Lowry (1803-1879) was an English engraver. The son of Wilson Lowry, he was trained by his father, and inherited his taste for scientific subjects. He engraved plates for the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, John Phillips' Geology of Yorkshire (1835), Scott Russell's Naval Architecture (1865), and John Weale's Scientific Series. He also produced a series of drawings of London Bridge for Sir John Rennie, and contributed to the journals of the Institution of Naval Architects and the Royal Geographical Society. He was later appointed engraver to the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland.
Condition: Trimmed, with map of Oxford missing. Tear repair to lower left corner of sheet.