Maps of the Roads of Ireland. Facsimile Edition (1969)
Book ID: 65693
Maps of the Roads of Ireland. Introduction by Dr. J.H. Andrews. Irish University Press, 1969. Facsimile of the original edition of 1778. This copy specially bound in full sued cased binding with tie. A fine bright copy, handsomely presented.
One of Fifty Copies, Specially Bound by Museum Book Bindings, Dublin (this copy unnumbered & unsigned)
Contents: Index; Index to Cross Roads; List of Subscribers, with folded general Map of Ireland and 289 road maps and 10 page ‘General Index of Persons Names.’
The maps were commissioned by the House of Commons in Ireland and show copious topographical details, like forests, hills, farm land, mills, houses, churches, etc. The large houses also give the owners names. There is a personal name index at the back detailing every name recorded on the maps.