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Kildare

by  J.H. Andrews
€ 25.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1986

Sheet map, folded

Number of pages: 12

ISBN: 9780901714510

Number 1 in the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, Kildare, traces the history of this monastic town through its cartographic and primary sources from earliest times to c. 1900. The fascicle contains Ordnance Survey and historical maps as well as historic and aerial photographs. An essay describes the topographical evolution of Kildare and a gazetteer, or topographical information, includes histories of c. 200 sites in the town. These atlases illustrate characteristic periods of town formation in Ireland and reflect the country's cultural identity through the town's topographical history.

Series editors: Anngret Simms, J.H. Andrews.
 
Cartographic editor: K.M. Davies.
 
The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a research project of the Royal Irish Academy and is part of a wider European scheme. www.ihta.ie.
 

About the authors

J.H. Andrews

John Andrews is a consultant editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas project in the Royal Irish Academy. He was formerly an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin. He is an authority on the history of mapping in Ireland and amongst his many publications are Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 1, Kildare (1986) and Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 5, Mullingar (1992) with K.M. Davies.