Thomas Moule: ENVIRONS of LONDON
Steel engraving with (probable) later hand colour, by William Schmollinger for Thomas Moule's, Moule's English Counties Deliniated, first published circa 1837.
Image size: 8" x 9 3/4" - plus mount and frame.
Generally good condition throughout. the actual age of the colouring is indeterminate, but of some vintage and both good and sympathetic to the period.
Based on James Bingley's Environs Of London map published earlier in 1828, it shows in oval format, the environs of London - extent: Finchley, Woolwich, Norwood, Hanwell.The surrounding decorations are comprised of a portrait of Old Father Thames at bottom centre, cornucopias representing the commerce, agriculture and riches of the Capital and surrounding districts. The vignettes are of New London Bridge, Hammersmith Suspension Bridge, The New Post Office and Triumphal [Marble] Arch. Noted as the rarest of Moule's maps.