Ireland, from the best authorities : with distances in miles from Dublin


Ireland, from the best authorities

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Title:
Ireland, from the best authorities : with distances in miles from Dublin
Description:
Published by one of America's leading atlas publishers ten years before Ireland's potato famine, this map depicts a country blossoming with population growth and urban development. A sidebar lists the population of the major towns in each province. Dublin was, by far, the most populous city, with over 250,000 residents, while the second largest, Limerick, was only one quarter of Dublin's size. The total population of Ireland at this point was nearly eight million. There is no evidence on this map of the famine which struck in 1845. By 1851, the population had been reduced by two million due to a combination of starvation, disease, and immigration.
Creator:
Colton, J. H. (Joseph Hutchins), 1800-1893
Name on Item:
Joseph H. Colton
Date:
1835
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Ireland--Maps
Places:
Ireland
Publisher:
New York : J.H. Colton & Co.
Notes:
Relief shown by shading and hachures.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 74 x 79 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:601,920]
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000038
Call #:
G5780 1835 .C6
Barcode:
39999065649566
Terms of Use:
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