The Gough collection contains drawings, prints and maps of England, collected together under each county, assembled by Richard Gough in pursuit of his research into English history and topography.
Among his collections, Gough bequeathed to the Bodleian his topographical collections of maps, topographical prints, drawings, etc. arranged under the names of the counties of the British Isles (shelfmarks : Gough maps 1-260); 16 large folio volumes of coloured drawings of monuments in the Churches of France, (detached from a large collection of drawings of royal and other monuments and tombs made by Francis Roger de Gaignières); and 400 copper plates, used mainly for the publication of his Sepulchral monuments of Great Britain.
Books in the Gough collection (shelfmark: Gough) may also contain extra-illustrations.
The Gough collection can be accessed in various ways:
If you are in any doubt as to how to access the collection material, ask a member of the reading room staff who will be able to assist you further.
William Dugdale, Antiquities of Warwickshire, extra-illustration, a proof from a plate for Sepulchral Monuments of Great Britain. Gough Warw. 22.