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18th Century Map of Oxfordshire - Large English Atlas - Kitchin


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18th century map of the Oxfordshire - Large English Atlas
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A large and superbly decorative map of Oxfordshire - 'London Printed for John Bowles in Cornhill Carrington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard and Rob't Sayer in Fleet Street.'

Decorative title cartouche ('A New Improved MAP of OXFORDSHIRE from the Beft SURVEYS and INTELLIGENCES, Divided into its HUNDREDS: Shewing the feveral ROADS and true Measured Distances between Town and Town; ALSO the Rectories and Vicarages, the Parks and Seats of the Nobility & Gentry, with other ufeful Particulars. Regulated by Astronomical Observations By Tho's Kitchin, Geographer'), pictorial illustrations with figures an tools representing commerce and education.

Rococo attribution cartouche top right ('The Moft Noble CHARLES SPENCER Duke of Marlborough, Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Oxfordshire: Lord Steward of His Majesty's Houfehold, Lieutenant General of His Armies and Knight of the Moft Noble Order of the Garter. This Map of Oxfordshire is Dedicated by His Grace's very humble and Obe't Serv't, Tho. Kitchin').

Features: Oxford, Henley, Watlington, Burford, Woodstock, Bicester, Doddington, Bampton, Banbury, Chipping Norton and text detailing the Earls of Oxford, a list of the University colleges and the Seats of the Nobility.

Condition: Good imprint, small margins, later hand colouring, folding copy with adjacent creases to right hand side, reinforcing to left hand marginal splits (into border), very slight loss to bottom right corner.

Title: An antique map the Oxfordshire
Medium: Copperplate engraving. Image Size: 700 x 530mm, 27.5 x 21 " approx.
Order No. 2836 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 730 x 540mm28.75 x 21.25 " approx.
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Thomas Kitchin 1718-84

Working from premises at The Star in London's Holborn as an engraver and publisher, Kitchin produced a very wide range of books on many subjects as well as topographical work. For many years he worked alongside Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Jefferys. He also published his own works for magazines and books on history and the antiquities.

Atlases by Thomas Kitchin include:
Maps for the London Magazine 1747- 60.
Small English Atlas (Jefferys) 1749 -1787.
Large English Atlas (Bowen) 1755-1787.
The Royal English Atlas 1762-1828.
England Illustrated 1764.
A General Atlas (Sayer and Bennett, Laurie and Whittle) 1768 - 1810 .
Kitchin's Pocket Atlas 1769.
Kitchin's English Atlas 1770.
Antiquities of England and Wales (Henry Boswell) 1786.
A New Universal Atlas (Laurie and Whittle) 1789 - 1799

Other maps by Thomas Kitchin here

Eighteenth century map of the Oxfordshire by Thomas Kitchin.

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