Maps

The map collection located in Christ Church Library and Archives is probably among the least known in Oxford. It includes such treasures as Martin  Llewellyn's  1598 Atlas  of  the  East ( a volume unknown to map  historians  for  over  three  and  a  half  centuries,  it constitutes  the  earliest  sea  atlas  by  an  Englishman),  the 1612 Plan of the site of the Castle, showing Sellion’s House, the Jews’ Mount, houses in Castle Ditch and the West Gate of the City, Frederick Young's 1818 Plan of the Parish of Hawkhurst in the County of Kent (a masterpiece of cartographic art which also serves a practical role as a graphic inventory of land use) and Benjamin Badcock's 1829 Plan of estates in the University, City and Suburbs of Oxford belonging to Christ Church.

 

Hawkhurst 1818 - Plan of the Parish of Hawkhurst in the County of Kent

Young, Frederick [cartographer]
Shelfmark: Archives Maps Hawkhurst 2
A masterpiece of cartographic art which also serves a practical role as a graphic inventory of land use. Unfortunately, the written survey which should accompany the map no longer survives.

 

Oxford, Cowley 1777 - A Survey of an Estate, Belonging to the Dean and Canons of Christ Church, lying in the Parish of Cowley

Chapman, W. [cartographer]
Shelfmark: Archives Maps Cowley 1

 

Oxford, St Thomas 1780 - A Plan of St Thomas Parish, Oxford

Shelfmark: Archives Maps Oxford (St Thomas) 4