Governor's Palace, Bodleian Plate

Dublin Core

Title

Governor's Palace, Bodleian Plate

Subject

Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 20, Building 03.
Public buildings - Virginia - Williamsburg
Lantern slides - Hand-colored - 1930-1940

Description

Lantern slide featuring a photograph of a detail of the Governor's Palace from 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 It is thought to have been an illustration created for an unpublished description of Virginia by William Byrd II.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

Byrd, William, 1674-1744

Publisher

National Geographic Society

Is Part Of

Peter Hornbeck Lantern Slides Collection, AV-2000.9, Box 3

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

HLS-112

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

Byrd, William, 1674-1744, “Governor's Palace, Bodleian Plate,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 3, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/1168.