Linen Hall Library Map Collection

The Linen Hall Library has an extensive collection of maps. This collection consists of Six-inch Ordnance Survey maps published in the 1830's, these are in bound volumes and cover the nine counties of Ulster and also Leitrim; the 19th century geological maps of Ireland; a collection of old Belfast maps; town and county maps ansd manuscript maps of estates and demesnes. Included in the Map Collection are two unique maps- (i) Hibernica Noussima Descriptio by Iodocus Hondius (1591) and (ii) Map of Belfast by John Maclanaghan (1715).

Strengths

It owns two unique maps- (i) Hibernica Noussima Descriptio by Iodocus Hondius (1591) and (ii) Map of Belfast by John Maclanaghan (1715). The first is interesting because it is aligned from west to east rather than the usual north-south orientation. The second is interesting because it is drawn on vellum and includes comments by the map-maker. Estate and demesnes manuscript maps.

Physical characteristics

Small collection of good quality maps. They are in fair condition.

Description or Catalogue

Manuscript index of maps

Coverage

1591
Accrual
Accrual Policy
Closed
Accrual Method
Purchase
Accrual Periodicity
Closed

The Library is not actively seeking material for this collection. Current maps of Belfast and Dublin are also held.

Added by Linen Hall Library | Last updated on: 08 February 2018