Taylor, Taylor and Skinner’s Maps of the Roads of Ireland. Surveyed 1777.
Taylor, Taylor and Skinner's Maps of the Roads of Ireland. Surveyed 1777.
Taylor, George / Skinner, Andrew. Taylor and Skinner’s Maps of the Roads of Ireland. Surveyed 1777. First Edition. London & Dublin, Published by the Authors as the Act directs 14th Nov. 1778. 26 x 15 cm. Large folded map of Ireland, engraved title page, xvi, 288 numbered strip maps, 16 pages of Subscribers. Complete. Later dark green half morroco over cloth. Raised bands. Title, authors and publishing year in gilt. Gilt line decorations. Top edge gilt. Later marbled end papers and single blanks to front and rear. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped with minor abrasions (see images). Small sticker with name and address of previous owner on front paste down. Paper label on front paste down (‘Kildare Street Club’ with a Note: ‘Presented by Howard Guinness, Esq.’). Large folding map neatly repaired / reinforced. Internally very clean.
First Edition of the “most accurate road representation of Ireland of the period”, containing strip maps engraved by Garnet Terry of some 8000 miles of roads surveyed by the authors in 1777. The maps show topographic features and the names and locations of the estates of the more prominent local gentry whose names are also recorded. The index lists the roads leading from Dublin and other locations with distances in Irish and British miles. Chubb p. 411 #XI. Smith, Maps and Plans for the Local Historian and Collector, p. 120.
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