Steel engraving ; hand coloured. Overall size in sand mount 38cms x 33.3cms. Engraved area 250mm x 200mm. approx. Decorative border croppedon left, pin-hole on upper right margin, slight surface dirt, otherwise vg. Thomas Moule (1784 - 1851) was a scholar and writer on heraldry and antiquities who worked in London as a bookseller and later on worked in the Lord Chamberlain's department. The County Maps for which he is best known were first published in the 1830's in the reign of William IV and re-issued in 1841 in the reign of Victoria. The original steel plates were used for all issues, but they were amended in the later editions to show the railways.The railways were revised in 1842 and again in 1844 with the railway now marked with 3 lines instead of 2, with cross hatching and the stations marked. Moule's maps are very attractive and clearly printed. They were the last series of highly decorated maps to be published. They are highly collectable both for their attractive and distinctive appearance and for the very fine quality of the engraved detail.
|Map maker||Moule, Thomas|
|Published at year||1836 circa|
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