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Belfast, part I, to 1840

by  Raymond GillespieStephen A. Royle
€ 30.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2003

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 40

ISBN: 9780954385507

Number 12 in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, Belfast, part I, to 1840 includes historical details of over 2,700 sites and a range of large-format maps, reconstructions and views. All trace the growth of Belfast from its origins as a strategic site, through the 17th-century planned town, to a 19th-century industrial city. The fascicle contains Ordnance Survey and historical maps as well as historic and aerial photographs. An essay describes the topographical evolution of Belfast from earliest times to 1840 and is published in conjunction with Belfast City Council. 

Coloured map 820 mm x 915 mm; coloured map 610 mm x 410 mm; 8 pages of coloured maps and plates 410 mm x 305 mm; 8 pages of black-and-white maps and plates and 40 pages of text 410 mm x 305 mm; in a folder 410 mm x 305 mm

Authors: Raymond Gillespie, Stephen A. Royle; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty; Editorial assistant: Angela Murphy.

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme.


About the authors

Raymond Gillespie

Raymond Gillespie is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. He is a Professor of History at Maynooth University. His main research interest is social change in early modern Ireland. He is joint author with Stephen A. Royle of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 12, Belfast part I, to 1840 (2003) and Belfast c. 1600 to c. 1900, the making of the modern city (2006), as well as Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 23, Carlingford (2011) with Harold O'Sullivan.

Stephen A. Royle