TAYLOR, G. & SKINNER, A. Taylor and Skinner’s Maps of the Roads of Ireland, Surveyed in 1777.


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With large folding map of Ireland and 289 road maps. List of subscribers. Introduction by J.H. Andrews. Shannon: Irish University Press, 1969. Royal octavo. pp. xxvii, 289, [10 (Index)]. Green buckram, title in gilt on spine. Previous owner’s signature on front free endpaper. A fine copy in frayed dust jacket. Taylor and Skinner produced the only strip road maps of Scotland and Ireland generally available. Their maps were well engraved and included a wealth of detail. Their Maps of the Roads of Ireland was published in 1778 at a price of £1 4s. Both men afterwards served with the army in America, in their capacity as surveyors. An essential work for the students of eighteenth century Ireland, especially those interested in the landed gentry and their seats.

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