Shrimpton's Pictorial Plan of the University & City of Oxford

Method Lithograph
Artist Alfred Thomas Shrimpton & Son
Published Oxford Published by A.T Shrimpton and Son, 23 and 24, Broad Street. London Place [c.1871]
Dimensions 380 x 350 mm
Notes A detailed pictorial plan of Oxford city centre with the inclusion of its notable buildings. Title included at lower right on a stone slab leaning against a tree. Two shields bearing the Oxford coats of arms hang on the tree's branches. A north east view from Holywell Meadow is depicted in the background. The map is significant for listing many, though not all, of Oxford's pubs ands inns, as well as banks, public baths, racquet courts, and places of worship for minor denominations.

Alfred Thomas Shrimpton (active c. 1871) was the son of Thomas Shrimpton (1806-1885), a bookseller, who lived over his shop at no. 23 and 24 Broad Street, Oxford with his dressmaker wife, three children, a lodger, and a house servant. Alfred began his career aged nineteen as his father's assistant. As an adult he took over his father's role as bookseller and publisher, and with that the family business.

Condition: Vertical and horizontal folds as issued.
Framing unmounted
Price £325.00
Stock ID 52544

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