Engraved from the Old Plan of the Castle in the Possesion of Very Revd. the Dean & Chapter of Christ Church

Method Copper engraved
Artist Joseph Skelton
Published Published as the Act Directs Dec.r 1 1820 by J. Skelton, St. Aldates Oxford
Dimensions Image 228 x 294 mm
Notes A plan of Oxford Castle, built by William the Conqueror from Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata by Joseph Skelton. Skelton began publishing parts to this work from 1818 but it was not until 1820 that the project was completed and was only fully published three years later in 1823.. The aerial map shows the castle ditch, as well as its surrounding houses and their gardens. It also includes the Session House and St. George's Tower and the keep.

Joseph Skelton (1781 - 1850) was an English engraver of topographical and antiquarian subjects. He is best-known for his plates in 'Oxonia Antiqua Illustrata' (1823); 'Engraved Illustrations of Antiente Arms and Armour from the Collection at Goodrich Court from the Drawings, and with the Descriptions of Dr. Meyrick' (1830) (2 vols); and Girault's 'Les Beautes de la France' (1850). He settled in France in the latter part of his life and was elected FSA in 1844. His brother William Skelton was also an engraver.

Condition: Slight time toning but otherwise in good condition.
Framing mounted
Price £50.00
Stock ID 45867