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Views of Donington and Belvoir castles and fox hunting scenes indicate the rural and traditionally English nature of this county. Maps by Thomas Moule (1784-1851) are probably, with those by Speed, the best known of all series of English county maps. Moule also produced a number of town plans. Issued from 1830 the maps combine a clarity of cartographic style with immense detail, by way of vignette views, as well as scenes and portraits relating to the county or town shown. The maps are often set within a gothic architectural or floral surround, into which armorial devices and so on are worked. The 57 maps and plans were originally issued as a part-work and remain as popular today as they were in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign.
place and date of publication: London 1831-1837
medium and colour: steel plate, Colouredref: 24650
size in mm: 265 x 190
Price: £ 130
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