The Kingdom of Ireland by Robert Morden

The Kingdom of Ireland by Robert Morden

Code: 54042

£250.00 Approx $334.67, €281.21


Copper engraving with later hand colouring Overall size : 39cms x 44.2cms . Engraved size : 344mm.x 412mm.Title in decorative cartouche at top ; two scales of distance. Centre fold as issued. One brown spot below the Two scales of distance else fine condition.

 These maps are the first county maps to show roads ( based on Ogilby’s road maps ) and show three scales representing great, middle and small miles as different scales were used in different parts of the country.    The extremely rare John Bill maps of the 1620’s were the first to carry latitude and longitude  which Morden shows here too : longitude (measured from the meridian of St. Paul’s Cathedral) given in the form of time in minutes at the top of the map , usually in Roman numerals, and at the bottom in degrees.