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Dublin, part I, to 1610

by  H.B. Clarke
€ 30.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 2003

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 50

ISBN: 9781874045892

Number 11 in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, Dublin, part I, to 1610 is the first in a series of four parts relating to Irish cities. Its breadth of material is underpinned by a topographical information section that lists historical and archaeological details of over 1,300 sites and an essay tracing the development of the city to 1610. The rich body of maps collected here includes: a large composite medieval map illustrating Dublin in c. 840-c. 1540; a map depicting the growth of the city to 1610; John Speed's map of Dublin (1610); maps of Dublin Castle (1606), Christ Church Cathedral (1764) and St Patrick's Cathedral (1754); a reconstruction of the city in 1846-7 and a facsimile of the municipal boundary map (1837) showing some medieval features in a nineteenth-century context. Added to this trove are two Ordnance Survey maps showing Dublin in its surroundings and the modern city; a bird’s eye view of medieval Dublin; and photographs of the Wood Quay and Winetavern Street excavations from the 1970s giving a flavour of Dublin's archaeological landscape; and a modern aerial view.

Author: H.B. Clarke; Series editors: Anngret Simms, H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie; Consultant editor: J.H. Andrews; Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty.
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

H.B. Clarke

Howard B. Clarke is an editorial board member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, a research project of the Royal Irish Academy. He is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Socio-Economic History at University College Dublin. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of the International Commission for the History of Towns. Amongst his publications are Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 11, Dublin, part I, to 1610 (2002), Reading the maps: a guide to the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (2011) with Jacinta Prunty and Maps and texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (2013), with joint editor Sarah Gearty, Lords and towns in Medieval Europe (2015), with joint editor Anngret Simms.