1610: John Speed's map of Munster

  The 1610: Munster Map is also available in PDF format:

1610: John Speed's map of Munster PDF(3,246KB)

1610: John Speed's map of Corcke city

John Speed's map of Cork in 1610 mistakenly places Shandon Castle (16) to the west of the city. Its correct position was to the north of the city in the present day Shandon area.

 

The 1610: Corcke city map is also available in PDF format:

1610 : John Speed's map of Corcke city PDF(712KB)

This map of Munster is one of 66 maps from John Speed’s Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine : presenting an exact geography of the kingdomes of England, Scotland, Ireland, ....This atlas was published in 1610/11 and, as well as the counties of Britain, it included maps of the four provinces of Ireland.  Speed’s maps were printed from copper plates engraved, in reverse, in a workshop in Amsterdam.  Consult the University of Cambridge Digital Library for more information on this atlas:
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mapping-the-origins-of-a-masterpiece

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