ISLE OF THANET KENT BY THOMAS MOULE C1843
ISLE OF THANET by THOMAS MOULE c1843
Very decorative hand coloured engraved ma?measuring approx 25 x 20 cms.
This map, approximately 170 years old, is in excellent condition with a good clear impression. It is close cropped at the top of the map as usual but without loss.
Thomas Moule was one of the eminent scholars from England who was born at St Marylebone in London in the year 1784. He is noted for creating the county maps, which are engraved with great detail. This legendary map maker of the modern era initially started his career as a bookseller and later attained popularity as a cartographer and writer.
The first volume of Moule's County Maps appeared between 1830 and 1832 during the reign of King William IV. The collected maps of Moule were published in two volumes by George Virtue in the year 1836. Barclays Complete and Universal English, published in 1841, featured the topographical maps of Thomas Moule. The later editions of his cartographic representations mark the railways in the separate counties.
The maps of Thomas Moule were engraved in steel plates and decorated with embellishments and armorials. These maps represent the last collection of the designed map projections, which was a predominant tradition in cartography in the early ages. Thomas Moule's maps are renowned even in the present day for their quality and majestic appearance.