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A finely engraved map of Middlesex, now incorporating Greater London, with vignette views of Westminster Bridge and Buckingham Palace - here in the early edition before the redevelopment of the frontage of the Palace. 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 the 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. Moule, like many other map-makers and map-sellers before him, was a man of many talents. As an author his output included books, papers on topography, history, genealogy, heraldry and architecture, all. elements reflected in the design of this map.
place and date of publication: London 1832-c.1845
medium and colour: steel plate, Colouredref: 37447
size in mm: 190 x 260
Price: £ 180£ 126
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