- Title - A New Map of Ireland Civil and Ecclesiastical By The Revd. D.A.Beaufort.L.L.D, Member of the Royal Irish Academy
- Cartographer -Daniel Augustus Beaufort
- Date - 1797 (Second Edition)
- Size - 890mm x 1130mm. Case - 165mm x 235mm
- Condition -Very Good.
Important Large Map of Ireland
Large and impressive example of Beaufort's opus the 'Civil & Eccleaiastical' map. Please have a look at Beaufort's life and times in the Cartographers section above.
An extremely large map of Ireland, with incredible detail for it's time, depicting as it does, counties, cities, towns, villages, parishes, boroughs etc. Also lovely detail of antiquities, rivers, mountains and rivers etc. And of course churches, given it's creator's day job!
The Irish cartographer Daniel Augustus Beaufort, although of London birth, was descended from Huguenots who fled France after the terrible St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572, the family eventually settling in Ireland having followed a circuitous route through Europe over a century and a half.
A man of many talents, Beaufort who was the Church of Ireland Rector of Navan, Co. Meath, having succeeded his father in 1765, was also one of the founder or 'foundation' members of the Royal Irish Academy, and a prominent member of the Dublin Society. His other interests extended to travel-journal writing, architecture and of course cartography.
This is the Second Edition of the map, produced in 1797. It is hand coloured in outline, with body washes for the county colourings. Good strong engraving, and apart from the overall age toning, is in excellent condition. A highly collectable map and a good addition to any serious collection of maps relating to Ireland.
Scarce and Important Map.
Item ID: 15138-8
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