Topographia Hibernica. Topography of Ireland, Ancient and Modern (1795)
Book ID: 65904
Topographia Hibernica. Or The Topography of Ireland, Ancient and Modern. Giving a complete view of the Civil and Ecclesiastical State of That Kingdom; with its antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Trade, Manufactures, Extent and population. Its Counties, Baronies, Cities, Boroughs, Parliamentary Representation and Patronage; Ancient districts and their original proprietors. Post, Market and Fair Towns; Bishopricks, Ecclesiastical benefices, Abbies, Monasteries, Castles, Ruins, Private Seats, and remarkable buildings. Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral-Springs, Bays and Harbours, with the Latitude and Longitude of the Principal Places, and their distances from the Metropolis, and from each other. Historical Anecdotes, and remarkable events. The Whole alphabetically arranged and carefully collected with an appendix, Containing some additional places and remarks, and several useful Tables. Dublin: Alex Stewart, 1795. First Edition. 30 page appendix at rear. Original full calf boards, rebacked retaining original title label, new endpapers. A very good copy.
Illustrated with a frontispiece folded map of Ireland & large folding distance table at the rear.
A product of prodigious research and scholarship of considerable accuracy, it was well received. In an extended list of the towns of Ireland, Seward provided historical information on each place named and further appendices on the civil and church administration in Ireland.