MOULE, Thomas. Surrey.

Original steel engraved map with later hand colour. The county of Surrey with London and the Thames at the top of the map. With inset views of Dulwich College and Richmond Bridge, armorials and a highly decorative border with allegorical figures. From Moule's English Counties, c. 1840. 200 x 258 mm.

Thomas Moule's (1784 - 1851) early career was spent as a writer on heraldry and general antiquities and like many mapmakers he was also a bookseller, working from a premises in Grosvenor square, London. He is best known for his highly decorative series of county maps which, alongside vignettes of the local landmarks, boast finely engraved armorials. First issued seperately for each county between 1830 and 1832, his county maps were published together by George Virtue in 1836 and appeared in Reverend James Barclay's Dictionary throughout the 1840s.