Memoir of a Map of Ireland. First Edition (1792)

Author: Daniel A. Beaufort,

Book ID: 64356

Price: 495.00

Memoir of a Map of Ireland. Illustrating The Topography of that Kingdom, and Containing A Short Account of its Present State, Civil and Ecclesiastical; With A Complete Index to the Map. Dublin: W. Slater 1792. 4to. Pp xviii,, (17), 147, 71, errata. Folded map of Ireland. Contemporary full tree-calf boards, spine decorated with gilt vignettes, & with russet title label. Light wear to head of spine, and upper joint; contents in fine bright condition.

“A exceedingly valuable work, containing a succinct account of the civil and ecclesiastical state of Ireland and an index of all the places which appear on the author’s map.”  

This work is in effect an index to the large ‘A New Map of Ireland – Civil and Ecclesiastical’ published separately in 1792.

Daniel A. Beaufort (1739-1821) was educated at Trinity College Dublin, succeeded his father as rector of Navan, and in 1790 was presented by his friend Right Hon. John Foster to the vicarage of Collon, Co. Louth. He was a keen geographer, and is best remembered for his ‘Map and Memoir of Ireland. ‘ 

The author was the father of Sir Francis Beaufort who give his name to the ‘Beaufort Scale’ of wind force.


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