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Creator:
Nattes, John Claude, 1765?-1822, artist.
Title(s):

A graphic and descriptive tour of the University of Oxford, &c.

Additional Title(s):

Oxford delineated

Published/Created:
London : Published by James Cundee, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, [1805]
Physical Description:
[6] leaves : illustrations ; 42 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 9 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2014 9 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Title page is engraved
Aquatint engravings by J. Merigot, Christian Rosenberg and Frederick Christian Lewis; after John Claude Nattes and Augustus Charles Pugin.
"Oxford delineated. No. I[II] (continued monthly) of a graphic and descriptive tour of the University of Oxford : comprehending general picturesque views and correct repesentations of all the principal public buildings, with their history and present state; and the academic costume"--Title on publisher's original printed wrappers.
Abbey (Scenery, 275) notes an augmented copy, now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art: "Included in this book are ten additional plates in colour, obviously intended for this publication, three with imprints 1805-6. The other plates are without date, their preparation and plans for publication being insufficiently advanced, perhaps, to enable the publishers to commit themselves to a time. The late watermarks are explained by the plates being kept in print for separate sale." The ten additional plates are as follows: View of Oxford from Heddington Hill -- High Street, Oxford -- Hertford College from the Grove, Oxford -- Theatre Printing Office, &c. -- Quadrangle of Magdalen College -- Christ Curch from the Gardens, Oxford -- Interior of Christ Church Hall -- All Saints Church, Oxford -- The Cathedral and Radcliff Library, Oxford -- (View unsigned, no title, but a duplicate of Number 14, being in early proof state).
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 274
Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 275
Cordeaux, E.H. Bibliography of printed works related to the University of Oxford, 305
Prideaux, S.T. Aquatint engraving, page 274
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1979 ed.), 341
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is Abbey Scenery 274. Bound in later maroon half leather and marbled boards. Publisher's original printed brown wrappers bound in. Back wrapper of part 2 is blue. Bookplate: R.N.H. Moore Stevens.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is Abbey Scenery 275. In original parts (two), in in publisher's original brown printed wrappers. Front paper wrappers reading as Abbey S 274. Laid in are ten addition colored plates intended for publication, as described in the note herewith.
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Domestic -- England -- Oxfordshire -- Pictorial works.
Stevens, R. N. H. Moore -- Bookplate.
Universities and colleges -- England -- Oxford -- Pictorial works.
University of Oxford -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1805.
Aquatints -- 1805.
Contributors:
Pugin, Augustus, 1762-1832, artist.
Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856, engraver.
Mérigot, J., engraver.
Rosenberg, Christian, active 1796-1850, engraver.
Cundee, J. (James), publisher.
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  • [Engraved title page] Radcliff Library, from Exeter College Terrace
  • West entrance into Christ Church College, taken from Pembroke Lane
  • Merton Church, from the Grove
  • Entrance into Oxford from the London road
  • St. Peters in the east
  • Merton Tower, taken from Magpie Lane.

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