Method Steel engraved with hand colour
Artist Moule, Thomas
Published London. Published by G.Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, Aug.t 1, 1830
Dimensions 256 x 186 mm
Notes A decorative map of Oxford featuring vignettes of Blenheim Palace, Oxford High Street, the Radcliffe Camera, and an undergraduate student. The crest of the city also features in the map's decorative border, along with the lines of Warton's Ode to Oxford inscribed on an architectural fragment in the bottom left corner.

Originally a writer on heraldry and general antiquities, Thomas Moule (1784 - 1851) was born in Marylebone, London. From around 1816 to 1823 he was a Bookseller with a shop in Grosvenor Square, London. He then became an inspector of letters in the General Post Office, where his responsibilities included trying to 'read' illegible hand writing. His highly decorative series of county maps were first published in separate issues for each county between 1830 and 1832. In 1836 these were brought together in one work, by George Virtue & Co. They continued to appear in Rev. Barclay's Dictionary into the 1840's.

Condition: Minor time toning to edges of the sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £225.00
Stock ID 51891