"Ireland", Cruchley, George Frederick
Period: 1842 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 24.7 inches
50.3 x 62.7 cm
This detailed map of Ireland shows political delineations as well as towns and villages, roads, rivers, canals and several proposed railroads leading out of Dublin. The map was produced just a few years before the Irish Potato Famine and almost certainly shows towns and villages that ceased to exist a few years later. Dissected into twenty panels and backed in linen with Cruchley's catalog of maps pasted on the verso. Folds into a titled green paper slip case.
The map has light offsetting and toning with some minor soiling near the corners of the sheet. Slip case is worn and soiled, but still intact.