Mr. Philip D. Burden P.O. Box 863, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD, UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13 Email: email@example.com
Thomas Moule (1784-1851) was a noted historian, map seller and publisher. His finest work is the ‘English Counties Delineated’ first published in 1837 following its issue in parts from May 1830 to the spring of 1836. The maps are considered the most attractive of all the later English county atlases. They are all highly decorative and bear a series of vignettes. The publisher was George Virtue who used the same beautiful plates in his publication of the Rev. James Barclay’s ‘Complete and Universal English Dictionary’ c.1842. It is unusual to find the plates alone bound in a volume as here. The map of the Isle of Man is dated 1843. Provenance: Clive A. Burden Ltd. March 1990; private collection. Beresiner (1983) pp. 160-3; not in Chubb.
Quarto (280 x 220 mm.), early half calf, marbled paper boards, ornate endpapers. With 50 plates comprising, Principal Hills, Australia, and 48 maps of the British Isles, some light foxing and minor waterstain, but good margins throughout.