Home rule map of Ireland


Home rule map of Ireland

Item Information

Title:
Home rule map of Ireland
Description:
This highly political map was published in Boston for an audience of Irish immigrants eager to learn all there was to know about efforts to pass the Home Rule Bill in Ireland. This Bill was intended to give Ireland its own parliament. Although the bill passed the British House of Commons in 1893, it was rejected by the House of Lords. The British Prime Minister W. E. Gladstone, who is pictured and quoted at the top of the map, resigned his post in protest. (A version of the Bill finally passed in 1914). The text of the Bill is given in full at the top of the map, and men who supported it are pictured in the margins. Robert Emmett, who led a revolt against the English in 1803, is quoted along with nationalist leader C. S. Parnell. At the bottom of the map is a detailed analysis of the General Election and the political leanings of the newly elected Irish Members of Parliament. At the upper right is an electoral analysis of the election.
Creator:
Ballance, Jas.
Name on Item:
Jas. Balance
Date:
1894
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Home rule--Ireland
Ireland--Administrative and political divisions--Maps
705398416
Places:
Ireland
Publisher:
Boston : Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Notes:
Includes summary of the New Irish Home Rule Bill, description of natural and geographical features, illustrated portraits and a description of the general election of 1892.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 79 x 72 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000039
Call #:
G5781.F7 1894 .B3
Barcode:
39999065649558
Terms of Use:
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