Northhamptonshire railroad map by James Bingley (1796-1869) 1833. Steel plate engraving of a series for Moules (1784-1851) English counties. Engraved images of sites of the region including the City of Northhampton, Altthorpe House, Peterborough Cathedral, and Queen's Cross.
This series of decorative steel-plate engraved maps are commonly known by the author of the work in which they first appeared; Moule's English Counties Delineated. First issued from May 1830 in a series of parts, the first complete edition was published by George Virtue in 1837. Several editions followed until 1839 and the plates were then used by George Virtue and his son James Sprent Virtue in A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language by the Rev. James Barclay until 1857. The engraving of the plates was shared between James Bingley, W. Schmollinger and John Dower. The plates underwent a number of changes including the unexplained interchanging of engraver's names in the early issues and were frequently updated to reflect the rapidly developing railway network.
Condition: Very good. Some toning around the edges.
Dimensions: Image, 10 1/4 inches high x 8 inches wide. Frame 14 3/4 inches high x 12 3/4 inches wide
Weight: 3 pounds