Ireland in Provinces and Counties. County map of Scotland.
1872 (dated, but date cut off) 12 x 15 in (30.48 x 38.1 cm)
A beautiful example of the American map publisher Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr.'s 1872 map of Scotland and Ireland. This two part map details all of Scotland and Ireland with an inset map of the Shetland Islands. Covers Scotland in full from the Orkney Islands to Wigton in the South inclusive of the Hebrides. The map also covers the emerald Isle in full from Donegal to Cork. Ireland is divided into its four primary provinces, Munster, Ulster, Connaught and Leinster.
During the 19th century, Ireland suffered a series of famines, the worst one being the Great Irish Famine, which lasted from 1845 – 1849 and killed about a million people. As a result it witnessed widespread immigration. By the end of the 19th century, almost 50% of immigrants into the United States were from Ireland. At the same time Scotland was in the midst of its industrial revolution and emerging as center for engineering and shipbuilding.
This map also identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is color coded according to political boundaries with elevation rendered by hachure. One of the most attractive American atlas maps of this region to appear in the mid-19th century. Features the vine motif border typical of Mitchell maps from the 1866 - 1882 period. Prepared by S.A. Mitchell for inclusion as plate nos. 62 in the 1872 issue of Mitchell's New General Atlas. Dated and copyrighted, 'entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1872 by S. Augustus Mitchell in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.'
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