17th Century Pictorial Map of Galway

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  • Available in two sizes convenient for framing.
  • Medium (A2 Size) 594 x 420 mm Unframed
  • Large (A1 Size) 841 x 594 mm Unframed
  • Printed on heavy quality stock
  • Map is unmounted and unframed
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The 17th Century Pictorial Map of Galway, Ireland

This is one of the earliest maps of Galway City (circa. 1651) of which there are but two copies now known. This, a coloured version of the map is based on the copy in the archives of the Hardiman Library at NUI, Galway.

This map contains the earliest known reference to the fourteen tribes of Galway and is illustrated throughout with figures of people in the 1600’s going about their daily lives.

 

This map is a coloured reproduction of the original mono document.

This is one of the earliest maps of Galway City (circa. 1651) of which there are but two copies now known; one in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, and the second in the archives of the Hardiman Library at NUI, Galway. This, a coloured version of the map is based on the Hardiman Library copy.

James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet, found the map fascinating and wrote of it:’The strangest and most interesting historical document in the city archives is the map of the city….”.

The original map is composed of nine separate sheets, and is six feet six inches broad, and four feet six inches high; it is surrounded by a border; four inches deep. The arms of the Fourteen Tribes of Galway are depicted as are those of allied families and the arms of many of the most important personages of the day are to be found in the elaborately decorated margins of the map. This map contains the earliest known reference to the fourteen tribes of Galway.

 

You can download/view a PDF on the map here
17th Century Pictorial Map of Galway – Brochure

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