Taylor and Skinner
Road Map of Ireland 1777
This remarkable and
exceptionally rare edition of the first road map of Ireland. The maps were
commissioned by the House of Commons in Ireland, and contain 289 pages of maps.
The index for these detailed maps shows distances in English and Irish miles.
The maps themselves show copious topographical details, like forests, hills,
farm land, mills, houses, churches, etc. The large houses also give the owners
Taylor and Skinner's road maps of Ireland (and their books for Scotland, England and the USA) were a phenomenal achievement for their day, and remains an essential research tool for the late eighteenth century.
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