Join us at Stanfords London as John Lee introduces Victorian Maps of England: The county and city maps of Thomas Moule.
Thomas Moule was one of the finest Victorian mapmakers and is regarded as the true follower of John Speed in the cartographic history of Britain. Moule’s beautifully observed county and city maps, originally published in the 1830s, present a minutely detailed record of 19th-century England.
Moule celebrated the ancientness and history of each county by including pastoral or monument views within the maps, all framed by cartouches, festoons and architectural ornament in a variety of historical styles. But underpinning this ancient vision is the hand of the British Industrial Revolution. Moule’s maps are deeply informed by the early technical work of the Ordnance Survey and record the unstoppable growth of major cities and the unrelenting spread of the railways.
The maps have remained influential and highly collectable as both originals and as reproductions. Here they are introduced by John Lee, who explains Moule’s career as a writer and antiquary and sets his celebrated maps in the context of technical cartographic revolution in which they were published.
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Victorian Maps of England The County and City Maps of Thomas Moule is published by Batsford Press and is available to buy for £30.
About the speaker:
John Lee has worked as a London publisher for some 20 years. He has commissioned and published a large number of award-winning exploration and cartographic volumes, including The Mapmakers’ World by Marjo Nurminen.
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