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A detailed and decorative map of Oxfordshire, showing vignettes of Blenheim House, and Radcliffe Library. Maps by Thomas Moule (1784-1851) are probably, with those by Speed, the best known of all series of English county maps. Issued from 1830, the maps combine a clarity of cartographic style with immense detail, by way of vignette views, scenes and portraits relating to the county shown, often set within a gothic architectural or floral surround into which armorial devices and so on are worked. As editions of the maps were published, first in "The English Counties Delineated" and later in "Barclay's English Dictionary", the development of the network of railways throughout England can be observed.
mapmaker: T. Moule
place and date of publication: London 1850
medium and colour: steel plate, Colouredref: 37383
size in mm: 250 by 200mm (9.75 by 7.75 inches).
Price: £ 160
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