The Todhunter Allen Collection of maps and county atlases dating from 1573 to 1900 acts as a microcosm of three
centuries of British cartography. It was put together early this century by Hugh Todhunter, and later George Allen,
and came to Bodley in 1987. The listing phase of the project was completed in 1997, and
the online cataloguing onto OLIS finished in June 1999, increasing access to the
Collection, which contains several rare or unique editions of atlases.
Isle of Man by Herman Moll.
Detail from a plate showing the offshore islands
of Britain. Scale 1:320,000. Original size 15 x 13 cm.
From: Moll's A set of fifty new and correct maps of
the counties of England and Wales. 1724 (Allen 18)
Detail of the title cartouche of The County of Oxford by Thomas Jefferys.
Scale 1:65,000. Map size 94 x 125 cm. 1768 (Allen 257)
Oxford Shire by Herman Moll.
Scale 1:270,000. Original size: 25 x 19 cm.
From: Moll's A set of fifty new and
correct maps of the counties of
England and Wales 1724 (Allen 18)