Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon (1832)
Book ID: 67452
Statistical Survey of the County of Roscommon. Drawn up Under the Direction of the Royal Dublin Society. Dublin: R. Graisberry, 1832. First Edition. Pp xv, 709, [lxxii]. Bound in cloth boards, title label to spine. Covers lightly worn, contents bright & clean.
Large folded coloured map of County Roscommon as frontispiece.
Isaac Weld compiled this Statistical Survey for the Royal Dublin Society, of which he was Honorary Secretary and Vice-President. He discusses topics which include topography, transport, living conditions, crops, farms, wages, religion and much more.
The survey provides a revealing snapshot of the county approximately a decade before the catastrophe of the Great Irish Potato Famine 1845-1852.