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Victorian Maps of England: The county and city maps of Thomas Moule

Victorian Maps of England: The county and city maps of Thomas Moule (Hardback)

By Moule, Thomas
Edited by Lee, John

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The most beautiful Victorian maps of England's counties and cities by one of Britain's great cartographer's Thomas Moule. For the first time in a generation, the maps of the mid-19th century are reproduced to a very high standard in a large-format book. The maps are fascinating, ...decorative and hugely informative of an England in transformation with industrialization and the burgeoning railways. The 60 maps cover the counties of England plus key cities and are accompanied by contemporary descriptions as well as extracts on the counties from the Victorian age. It explores and explains Moule's career and development as a mapmaker and positions him alongside fellow celebrated Victorian pioneers including Brunel, Wedgewood, Bradshaw, Turner, Pugin, Blake, Scott and Wordsworth. Thomas Moule (1784-1851) is the finest Victorian mapmaker and is regarded as the true follower of John Speed in the cartographic history of Britain. Moule's beautifully observed county and city maps present a minutely detailed record of nineteenth-century England whilst also celebrating its `ancientness' and history through pastoral or monument views all of which are framed within the cartouches, festoons and architecural ornament of the time. All, however, also show the progress of the Industrial revolution. The maps have remained most influential and highly collectable in both original and as reproductions.
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ISBN 9781849944977
Released AU 21 Jan 2019
Publisher Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781849944977
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Released 21 Jan 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moule, Thomas
Edited by Lee, John
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Historical Geography
Maps, Charts & Atlases
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 400mm
Height: 305mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 911.42
Weight 2,050g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England - Maps, England - Historical geography
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade