'SUFFOLK' by Thomas Moule / W. Schmollinger c.1837 (original colour)
A decorative and detailed 19th century map of Suffolk by Thomas Moule -- with views of Euston Hall and Heveningham Hall -- which was engraved by William Schmollinger and published in Thomas Moules English Counties Delineated (London: Geo Virtue, c.1837).
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 original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 26.5cms by 19.5cms.
- The map is in very good condition. The left & right margins are cropped, as issued. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 175 years old.