RARE EDITION WITH POST-UNION UPDATES (1809)

SCALÉ, Bernard

An Hibernian Atlas; or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland: divided into Provinces; with its sub-divisions of Counties, Baronies, &c. showing their Boundaries, Extent, Soil, Produce, Contents, Measure, Members of Parliament, and Number of Inhabitants; also the Cities, Boroughs, Villages, Mountains, Bogs, Lakes, Rivers, and Natural Curiosities together with the Great and Bye Post Roads. The whole taken from actual Surveys and Observations by Bernard Scale, Land Surveyor and beautifully engraved on 78 copper plates by Messrs. Ellis and Palmer. An Improved Edition, corrected according to the Act of Union

Published: Published by Robt. Laurie & Jas. Whittle: 1809, May [1798]

Date: 1809

4to. 78 engraved leaves comprising 4 preliminary leaves (title page with large emblematic panel, dedication page with large emblematic panel, preface, and index) and 37 leaves of hand-coloured maps each with an accompanying page of engraved explanatory text, modern half rich tan calf, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by gilt fillets, panels decorated with blind rolls and a large central tool, rose morocco title label gilt, one panel direct lettered gilt, marbled sides, 4to. 78 engraved leaves comprising 4 preliminary leaves (title page with large emblematic panel, dedication page with large emblematic panel, preface, and index) and 37 leaves of hand-coloured maps each with an accompanying page of engraved explanatory text, modern half rich tan calf, spine panelled by raised bands highlighted by gilt fillets, panels decorated with blind rolls and a large central tool, rose morocco title label gilt, one panel direct lettered gilt, marbled sides, preliminary leaves a little foxed else a nice fresh copy.

Note
BONAR LAW Printed Maps of Ireland, A15 The 37 maps comprise a general map of Ireland, 4 province maps, and 32 county maps. All are very attractively hand coloured in outline and in wash. The county maps are coloured in baronies, the provinces in counties and the general map in provinces. These maps were first engraved and published in 1776. They were reissued in 1798 with the imprint at the foot of each map altered to read "Published 12th May, 1798". This 1809 edition retains that 1798 imprint at the foot of each map indicating that they were not re-engraved for this edition. The engraved pages of text however have added below the engraved 1776 text (also used in 1798) additional engraved material on the parliamentary representation of the county and its towns - hence the "An Improved Edition, corrected according to the Act of Union" as announced on the title page. The 1798 edition of which this edition is apparently in part a reissue is itself quite rare. Of the 1798 edition ESTC (t229171) locates copies only in Belfast Central, U.C.C., Franciscans and N.I. Assembly and Boston Public Library.

£1750

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