A highly decorative 19th century Thomas Moule map of the West Riding of Yorkshire. This was degree of ornamentation is unusual for the period. It has a number of attractive embellishments such as the architectural telamon to the left and right sides, a tablet style cartouche framed view of Harewood House to the bottom left and another cartouche to the bottom right containing a reference key. Place names include Sheffield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Ripon, Halifax, Bingley. It has gorgeous natural elements such as climbing roses to the bottom right and left amongst heraldic shields. There are putti with fish-like tails holding the title cartouche surrounded by scrolled architectural tracery. It has the scale in miles. The Moule maps issued later in the 1840s were amongst the first to show the newly constructed railways. This map appeared in Barclay's Complete & Universal English Dictionary (London: G. Virtue, 1840s). This is an original steel engraving with later hand colour. Framed, glazed and mounted. Printed area is approximately 27.1cms by 20.2cms. Interesting copy as rather than the Rose being uncoloured, white or in the Tudor Rose colours, it is coloured Red. PLEASE NOTE: All glazed and framed maps can be professionally recovered without damage should buyer prefer to purchase unframed. This will only be done upon written request.
Author Thomas Moule