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Taylor's Map of Kildare

by  J.H. AndrewsAlexander Taylor
€ 25.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1983

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ISBN: 9780901714268

Published 200 years after the original, Taylor's Map of Kildare comes in six folded sheets bound as a fascicle. Taylor, a Scotsman who held the rank of captain in the Corps of Engineers, was employed on a military survey of Ireland from 1781 to 1805. He produced this intricate map in a private capacity. Taylor lived in Ireland for almost 50 years and is buried in Naas, Co. Kildare.

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.

Alexander Taylor