Maps & Atlases

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Last Updated: 2020-12-14

The most significant collection of maps of Irish interest in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library is that of George Carew, Lord President of Munster at the beginning of the 17th century (MS 1209). This collection contains more than 80 maps and is one of the largest sets of original Tudor and early Stuart maps of Ireland surviving anywhere. They are known collectively as the "Hardiman Atlas" after their first cataloguer, James Hardiman.

The College produced its own collection of maps surveying of its estates (IE TCD MUN/ME). Cartographers Thomas Sherrard and Bernard Scalé were employed by the College to carry out some of these works. Rarities in the collection include two rough 17th-century drawings by Sir Josias Bodley of the previously unmapped baronies of Kilmacrenan and Tirehugh, Co. Donegal (IE TCD MUN/ME/15, 15a, 20) missing from the Down Survey.

These maps, along with several others from the Manuscripts & Archives and Early Printed Books departments, can be explored below.

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