New Map of the University and City of Oxford

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist [after Longmate, Barak]
Published Engraved for the Walks in Oxford, published by R. Pearson, High Street, 1817
Dimensions 365 x 435 mm
Notes A detailed map of the City and University buildings, it features a numbered key depicting important landmarks and features of the city. This map appears to be a re-working of the Longmate map of 1773 with altered title and scale of yards rather than chains and extended Woodstock and Banbury Roads to the north.

Barak Longmate (1738-1793) was a London engraver, particularly notable for his heraldic works. His son, also Barak, succeeded him in his profession. Longmate published the fifth edition of Collins Peerage, (8 vols., London, 1779), and a Supplement in 1784. He also edited the Pocket Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, (London, 1788, 1790). For Sir Richard Sullivan's Thoughts on the Early Ages of the Irish Nation and History, (1789), he engraved an elaborate genealogical plate, entitled A Genealogical History of the Family of O'Sullivan More from Duach Donn, monarch of Ireland. Anno Mundi 912 which he regarded as his masterpiece. William Sharp (1749-1824) and John Swaine (1775–1860) were both pupils of Longmate.

Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds as issued. Repaired tears to right hand side of map. Trimmed within plate, as issued. Offsetting to top margin
Framing unmounted
Price £650.00
Stock ID 48231