Taylor and Skinner Roads of Ireland 1781
Commissioned by the Irish Parliament to produce a map of the roads of Ireland, Scottish cartographers George Taylor and Andrew Skinner delivered what can only be described as a masterpiece for the time.
The principal roads on the island of Ireland as they were in the late 1770s are presented in line format with junctions, county boundaries, principal houses and rivers shown. There are also mileages for each road on each map. In total there were 288 line maps for the island of Ireland.
Nowadays, if you can find a copy intact, expect to pay in excess of €2,000. It is not uncommon for a dealer, upon obtaining a copy, to split it into its constituent pages (144 in total, one map on each side) and offer these for sale individually. Prior to obtaining an intact copy myself, I had started to purchase individual pages. I am now offering these for sale. The pages that I have available for purchase are:
Page 57/58: This is part of the route of Dublin to Sligo via Oldcastle. Page 57 covers from Oldcastle towards Granard. The final section of the road to Granard is inset on Page 58. Page 58 continues the road to Sligo via Ballinanaght, Crossdoney, and Killeshandra.
Page 85/86: Part of road to Birr by Frankford and Part of Dublin to Galway by Banagher. Page 85 is from Philipstown (Daingean) to en route to Frankford via two routes, one via Tullamore, the other via Killeigh. Page 86 is the continuation with both road converging on Frankford with three roads heading out of the latter.
Page 165/166: From Waterford to Dungarvan and Cappoquin and Carrick (on Suir) to Kilmacthomas. Page 165 covers from Waterford to Kilmacthomas to a couple of miles east of Dungarvan. Page 166 picks up with Dungarvan to Cappoquin with a separate route from Carrick on Suir to Kilmacthomas. (Coloured)
Page 209/210: From Loughrea (Co Galway) to Bruff (Co. Limerick). Page 209 is From Loughrea to Scarriff and the second from outside Scarriff via Killaloe and Limerick to Bruff. (Coloured)
Page 235/236: From Carrick (on Shannon) to Ballyshannon. The previous page (unavailable) covers from Carrick on Shannon to Manorhamilton. Page 235 picks up beyond Manorhamilton and covers the road via Belleek to Ballyshannon. Manorhamilton to Collooney is also on this page. Page 236 covers from Roscommon to Ballinasloe.
Page 237/238: From Longford to Granard and St Johnstown and Roscommon to Castlereagh and Carrick (on Shannon). Page 237 covers part of the road from Ballinasloe to Portumna via Eyrecourt, picking up about three miles outside Ballinasloe. Also on this page is the road from Longford to Granard via St Johnstown (Ballinalee). Page 238 covers from Roscommon to Castlereagh and from Roscommon to Tulsk (en route to Carrick on Shannon).
Page 247/248: From Trim to Philipstown (Daingean) and Philipstown to Kilbeggan and Tullamore to Terrilspass (Tyrellspass). Page 247 is Trim to Philipstown (Daingean) via Clonard and Toberdaly. Page 248 is from Philipstown to Kilbeggan and from Tullamore to Terrilspass (Tyrellspass). (Coloured)
Page 249/250: From Cavan to Philipstown and Cavan to Granard. Page 249 is from Cavan to Granard and the main road via Finea to just outside Castlepollard (on next page). Page 250 takes up at Castlepollard and runs to Mullingar and onward to Philipstown via Terrilspass (Tyrellspass).
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