'A Generalle Description of Ulster'. The map shows mountains and woods in perspective,…

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MPF 1/35
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'A Generalle Description of Ulster'. The map shows mountains and woods in perspective, forts, houses and churches in plan or elevation. Names of clans or chieftains are given. At top left are the Royal Arms within the Garter, surmounted by a crown. At top right, the title is in a fretwork cartouche, surmounted by the arms of Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, Lord Deputy in Ireland, within the Garter. Further cartouches in middle base and left lower corner. Scale bar surmounted by dividers, enclosing compass rose; 1 inch to 7 miles. By Richard Bartlett. Originally enclosed in letter from Thomas Ridgeway to Lord Salisbury, 15 March 1610. within the Garter, surmounted by a crown. At top right, the title is in a fretwork cartouche, surmounted by the arms of Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, Lord Deputy in Ireland, within the Garter. Further cartouches in middle base and left lower corner. Scale bar surmounted by dividers, enclosing compass rose; 1 inch to 7 miles. By Richard Bartlett. Originally enclosed in letter from Thomas Ridgeway to Lord Salisbury, 15 March 1610. 1 item extracted from SP 64/2 (item 1). To view papers accompanying this map, visit http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/irish-maps-state-papers.htm.

Date:
1603
Related Material:
For the original of Ridgeway's letter see item (54) in
SP 63/228
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Dimensions:
42.4 cm x 56.9 cm
Publication note:
Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office: I. British Isles, c.1410-1860, (London, 1967), entry 3722. Described in G A Hayes-McCoy, Ulster and other Irish Maps c.1600, (Dublin Stationery Office, 1964); mentioned in G A Hayes-McCoy, 'Contemporary maps as an aid to Irish history, 1593-1603', Imago Mundi, vol XIX (1965), p 36.

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