Colby’s Ordnance Survey Memoir of the County of Londonderry 1837


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Illustrated with maps. pp. 336, 16. Original publisher's cloth, spine in gilt. A facsimile reprint of the original 1837 edition. A fine copy in very good dust jacket.

Colby's 'Memoir' contains a wealth of information collected by the officers of the Ordnance Survey treating the natural features, buildings and antiquities of Londonderry, trade and commerce in the days long before the coming of the railways. Its historical section covers a period of 1,300 years from the time of Saint Columkille.
Superbly illustrated with a coloured geological map of the parish of Templemore, one folding map of the city of Londonderry, five engraved plans of Londonderry (1600-1835), an engraved view of the city; three engravings of the Grianan of Aileach, a plan of Donalong and the Fort of Coolmore, and seven plates of fossils and grasses (some coloured).

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