A Map of Ireland divided into Provinces and Counties, showing the Great and Cross Roads with the distances of the Principal Towns from Dublin.
1798 (dated) 28 x 22 in (71.12 x 55.88 cm)
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This is an attractive 1798 map of Ireland by William Faden. It depicts the emerald isle in its entirety, divided into counties and provinces. It covers the four provinces, which remain the same to this day. In the north is Ulster, Connaught in the west, Leinster in the east and Munster in the south. Leinster is comprised of Carlow, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. Munster is made up of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. In Connaught are Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone, Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan make up Ulster. The map also notes major roads, river ways, mountains and other topographical features. Also notes the distances of the principal towns from Dublin. Off the coast, Faden makes note of various shoals. This map, issued as a folding pocket map was published by William Faden in 1798.
William Faden (1750 - 1836) was an English Cartographer and publisher of the late 18th century. Faden worked under the direction of Thomas Jefferys. Jefferys held the position as "Geographer to the King and to the Prince of Wales", and upon his death in 1771, this position passed to William Faden. By 1822 Faden published over 350 known maps, atlases, and military plans. Faden had a particular interest in the mapping of North America and is best known for his important publication of the North American Atlas. William Faden is also well known for his publication of the first maps for the British Ordnance Survey in 1801. Following his death in 1836 Faden's firm was taken over by James Wyld.
Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen. Accompanied with original cardboard binder.