‘A Comparative View of some of the PRINCIPAL HILLS in GREAT BRITAIN’ by Thomas Moule c.1840s


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An attractive and interesting mid 19th century Thomas Moule engraving — comparing the mountains and hills of Great Britain — which was published in Barclay’s Complete and Universal English Dictionary (London: G. Virtue, 1841-1848). Interestingly, Ben Macdui, and not Ben Nevis, is shown as being the highest peak in Great Britain. At the foot of the engraving, Salisbury Spire and St. Paul’s Cathedral are shown in comparison to the hills and mountains, thus emphasising the omnipotence of nature over the achievements of mankind.

  • This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 20.3cms by 25.4cms.
  • The item is in very good condition with adequate margins. There are a couple of minor tears outside the printed area. Click on image for a better view.
  • The engraving comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.
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