Manuscript Maps

Bird's-eye view of Armagh City by Richard Bartlett, 1601 (Ms 2656).Bird's-eye view of Armagh City by Richard Bartlett, 1601 (Ms 2656).

There are about 22,000 early printed and manuscript maps in this collection. The greater part of the map collection consists of estate maps acquired as part of the collections of estate papers.

Among the notable historical maps are a stylised twelfth century map of Europe in Giraldus Cambrensis’ work, Topographia Hibernia; maps by Francis Jobson and Richard Bartlett, documenting the Tudor conquest; late seventeenth century military plans of towns and fortifications by engineers such as Captain Thomas Phillips and John Goubet; eighteenth century estate and urban surveys by John Rocque and Bernard Scalé; and copies of Sir William Petty’s Down Survey maps of lands confiscated by the Cromwellians in the seventeenth century.

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‘A Survey of the City of Dublin …' by Thomas Philips, 1685. Ms.2557
‘A Survey of the City of Dublin …' by Thomas Philips, 1685. Ms.2557
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