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Warwickshire.

  • Accession number

    83429514

  • Class

    SR OS Flat Storage 87.2/WAR

  • Physical description

    1 map ; 28 x 22 cm.

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Some relief shown by hachures.
Includes vignettes of Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle and a bust of Shakespeare.
From: The English counties delineated by Thomas Moule.
Engraved by W. Schmollinger.
Imprint and engraver from Chubb.
Typed note formerly attached on reverse of frame: "Thomas Moule (1754-1851): Late in the reign of William IV, Thomas Moule prepared a highly decorative set of maps of the English Counties, which were subsequently engraved on steel plates. Moule was a scholar, antiquarian and an authority on Heraldry so it is not surprising that he embellished his maps with armorials and other features. This was the last series of British maps to follow the tradition of decorative cartography and they make a pleasing and attractive addition to the home. The fine quality of the engraved detail and their attractive composition make them a very collected map."
Also on the reverse of the frame was a certificate of authenticity, now kept in the history files.