‘RUTLANDSHIRE’ by Thomas Moule c.1840s

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A highly decorative 19th century map of Rutland by Thomas Moule — with views of Burley House, Normanton Park and Empingham — which appeared in Barclay’s Complete & Universal English Dictionary (London: Geo Virtue, 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 19.2cms by 25cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. There is a minor border teat not affecting the printed area. 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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