Oxford. Plan SP 5407 SW [Headington]

Method Lithograph
Artist [Anonymous]
Published Made and Published by the Director General of the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, 1970.
Dimensions 445 x 440 mm
Notes A map depicting a part of Headington, centred on Osler Road with the old Oxford United Football Club, part of the John Radcliffe hospital and the London Road. This ordnance Survey map was produced for the National Grid plotting the Electricity Transmission Lines.

Ordnance Survey or "OS" is the national mapping agency of Great Britain. The agency provides the most recent and accurate geographic data of Great Britain to the government, businesses and individuals. It was officially founded in 1791, but has even earlier roots. The government first ordered the department of Defence to map the Scottish Highlands after a rebellion took place there in 1745. When the French Revolution started, a survey of the English south coast was ordered. These first surveys were meant to support strategic military planning. William Roy (1726 - 1790), an engineer who worked for the government on these first surveys, became convinced that accurate mapping of Great Britain in its entirety was needed. His vision greatly influenced the foundation of the Ordnance Survey.

Condition: Slight overall time toning and minor dirt build up.
Framing unmounted
Price £40.00
Stock ID 46568