OXFORD SHIRE Drawn from the best Authorities by Eman Bowen Geog'r to His Majesty
A map of Oxfordshire by Bowen for Hinton's Universal Magazine. A description of the county begins beneath the map and is continued on the following pages. The Arms of Oxford is depicted which includes a floral cartouche of cowslips framing a prancing horse. The map's title is framed by an ornate monument style cartouche replete with small shrubbery and a single tree. An "explanation" legend is in upper right corner referring to towns, Alpha references, parishes and croft roads.
According to the scale bar this map is drawn at a much smaller scale, but a representation of 35 miles to 2.85 cm is suspect here; when measured from the graticule it is much closer to the other maps in the series. A legend is found in the top right corner, and letters are used to denote other counties. The scale bar is in English miles, and London is used for the prime meridian. The scale and coordinates were calculated from the map's graticule.
1 map ; 20 x 17 cm
-1.720; -0.789; 51.471; 52.120
W. K. Morrison Special Collection
v. 17 July 1755, opposite pg. 37.
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