Dublin 1847

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As part of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas series, this book focuses on the large-scale town plans of Dublin from 1847, as developed by the Ordnance Survey (a national mapping agency). Fifty extracts from these richly detailed maps depict the precision of streets, lanes, buildings, gardens, yards, and parks of the city - to the extent that individual houses (with numbers), pumps, lamp posts, and trees are shown. The book examines selected features and areas of this mid-19th-century city through the map extracts, using other sources to discuss the elements of urban life that lie behind the maps. Preceded by an introductory essay on Dublin at that time, the map extracts and commentaries are accompanied by contemporary illustrations. (Series: Irish Historic Towns Atlas) [Subject: History, Irish Studies, Urban Studies, Topography]