|Published||Engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller. [London: Printed for J. Cooke , No. 17, at Shakespeare's-head, Pater-noster Row, MDCCLXXIX (1779)]|
|Dimensions||Image 164 x 266 mm, Plate 192 x 292 mm, Sheet 238 x 373 mm|
A view of Oxford from the fields beyond Holywell Street, engraved for The Modern Universal British Traveller, or A New, Complete, and Accurate Tour through England, Wales, Scotland and the Neighbouring Islands by Charles Burlington, David Llewellyn Rees, and Alexander Murray, MA.
The Modern Universal British Traveller was a monumental work. The book was the outcome of a general survey of the United Kingdom, and divided entries under the categories of General, Natural, Local, Biographical, and Miscellaneous. Entries were augmented with copious engraved plates, including up to date maps, views of cities, towns, and landmarks, as well as plates of natural history, cultural history, and atmospheric phenomena.
Condition: Staining and minor tears to sheet edges, loss to bottom right corner of sheet, now replaced, some toning to sheet.