‘HUNTINGDONSHIRE.’ by Thomas Moule c.1845


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A decorative and detailed 19th century Thomas Moule map of Huntingdonshire  — with inset views of Hinchinbrook House and Brampton Park — which was published in Barclay’s Complete & Universal English Dictionary (London: Geo Virtue, c.1840s)..

The Moule county maps were unusual for the period in that they were highly decorative. The scientific rationality of the late 18th & early 19th century had seen a move away from the flamboyance of earlier map making; emphasizing instead a greater desire for accuracy and detail. Thomas Moule, like many of his contemporaries, however, was drawn to a more simplistic, pre-industrial age. This was clearly reflected in his maps with their neo-Gothic borders, heraldic shields and views of ancient buildings. Ironically, the Moule maps issued later in the 1840s were amongst the first to show the newly constructed railways.

  • This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 20cms by 27cms.
  • The map is in very good condition. The top margin is cropped, as with most Moules of Huntingdonshire, whilst the bottom one is close. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.
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