Ireland Divided into its Provinces and Counties


Charming late 18th century map of Ireland.

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This lovely copperplate engraved map of Ireland was created by Thomas Bowen and published in London by Alexander Hogg around 1782. At the time of publication, Ireland remained largely subordinate to Great Britain, but the Constitution of 1782 allowed the Irish Parliament some level of independence. The ever-present British are close at hand, however, with the coastline visible in several areas in Scotland and Wales.

Within the map, the island is divided into its four traditional counties; Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connaught, which are further subdivided into provinces. Levels of settlement are shown according to symbols in the lower right and geographic features like hills and swamplands are depicted pictorially. The map also features a decorative cartouche with stacks of barrels and bolts of cloth ready for export via the sailing ship in the background.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1782

Author: Thomas Kitchin

Sheet Width (in): 14.90

Sheet Height (in): 16.10

Condition: B

Condition Description: The map was formerly dry mounted, but has been lifted and mounted on linen for preservation and stability. Some of the color washed out as a result and there is scattered faint spotting throughout the image, but the map remains in good shape overall.


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