Telford, Thomas

Antiquarian Map Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

The library has a fine collection of early Irish maps dating from the sixteenth century to the early nineteenth century. The increasing sophistication of printing processes as harnessed for the production of maps from the 16th century through to the late 19th century, can be traced in the range of maps represented in this collection. Map makers such as Mercator, Ortelius, Petty and Speed, major in ...