The Bodleian Plate

Dublin Core

Title

The Bodleian Plate

Subject

Historic buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.)
Capitol (Williamsburg, Va.)
Lantern Slides - Hand colored - 1930-1940

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photograph of an engraving made from the Bodleian plate, an 18th-century copperplate discovered at the Bodleian Library that provided crucial visual evidence of the appearance of several public buildings in 18th-century Williamsburg.

This was one of the most exciting and important discoveries during the initial research carried out by Foundation historians. Mary Goodwin, a cousin of Dr. Goodwin, found this 18th-century copper plate at Oxford University's Bodleian Library. It is thought to have been an illustration created for an unpublished description of Virginia by William Byrd II.

Creator

A. D. Handy Co.

Date

Ca. 1930

Is Part Of

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slides Collection AV-2000.9 Box 1

Format

jpeg

Extent

1 item

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-11

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Lantern slide

Physical Dimensions

3.25 x 4 inches

Citation

A. D. Handy Co., “The Bodleian Plate,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 22, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1008.