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Victorian Maps of England: The County and City Maps of Thomas Moule
Media: BOOK - hardcover, 160 pages
Author: T. Moule & J. Lee
Other: colour maps, further reading
Previously we have sold individual county maps of England which were extremely popular. Unfortunately the publisher closed, and the maps went out of print. Now the most spectacular county maps of England are available again. This time they're reproduced all together in a large format A3 hardcover volume.
Thomas Moule was one of the finest Victorian mapmakers and is regarded as the true follower of John Speed in the cartographic history of Britain. Moule's beautifully observed county and city maps present a minutely detailed record of 19th-century England. They were first published in collectible parts between 1830 and 1837, and have been reproduced from time to time since.
Now the first time, this new large-format volume, comprising 55 county and city maps which are not only fascinating, as well as decorative and hugely informative, capture England's counties and key cities at a time when the Industrial Revolution and burgeoning railways were transforming the country. Even as Moule provided a minutely detailed record of these changes, he also celebrated the past through pastoral or monument views that are framed with the cartouches, festoons, and architectural ornament common during this period. Along with contemporary descriptions and extracts, the book explores Moule's career as a mapmaker and positions him alongside fellow Victorian pioneers including Brunel, Wedgewood, Bradshaw, Turner, Pugin, Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth.