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Dublin Map 1818                                          St Jude's Parish Map 1864                               5 ft to 1 Mile 1847                                                             GOAD Fire Insurance Map 1893                                

Historic Maps of Dublin

 

YEAR MAP TITLE MAP MAKER NOTES RICHVIEW LIBRARY LOCATION OTHER LOCATION / INFORMATION
           
1610 Dubline John Speed Link is to map on Wikimedia Commons website Cabinet 2 : Number 8 Trinity College Dublin Library and Perry Castaneda Library, University of Texas
1673 The city and suburbs of Dublin from Kilmainham to Ringsend... Bernard de Gomme   Cabinet 2 : Number 10 Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 6
1673 Dublin Castle plan   Sourced from the Staffordshire Record Office, UK   Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 7
1680 Corner of Grafton Street and Nassau Street John Greene Link is to maps held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commissioner Maps 564 and 565   Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map numbers 8 & 9
1685 A draught of the Castle of Dublin at present Thomas Phillips Link is to map held in the National Library of Ireland    
1685 An exact survey of city of Dublin, and part of the harbour Thomas Phillips     Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 10
1714 Dublin Hermann Moll Link is to map held in Dublin City Library and Archive    
1721 Essex Street area John Greene Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 654   Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 11
1728 A map of the city and suburbs of Dublin Charles Brooking With vignettes of Dublin buildings Cabinet 2 : Number 12 Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 12
1747 Lower Abbey Street / North Strand junction   Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 219_1   Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 14
1751 Survey of the present streets immediately leading to His Majesty's Royal Pallace of Castle of Dublin   Shows the area prior to the existence of Parliament Street. Held in National Gallery of Ireland   Reproduced in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no.19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 15
1756 An exact survey of the city and suburbs of Dublin  John Rocque

Link is to image of the 4 maps stitched together by Harvard University Library

Click on this link to open a georeferenced version of this John Rocque map

This PowerPoint shows you how to find and open the geo-referenced versions of the 1756 John Rocque map of Dublin

Cabinet 2 : Numbers 18 to 21

Reproduced on a single sheet in Dublin Part 2, 1610 to 1756 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 19), 2008, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 16

 

1756 A plan of the city of Dublin and the environs on the same scale of London, Paris & Rome John Rocque Link is to map held in Harvard University Library    
1757 A Survey of the City, Harbour, Bay and Environs of Dublin on the same Scale as those of London, Paris & Rome John Rocque Link is to map held in Bibliothèque nationale de France    
1757 A pocket plan of the City and Suburbs of Dublin John Rocque   Cabinet 2 : Number 22  
1757 Survey of the city and suburbs of Dublin, with the division of the parishes reduc'd from the large plan in four sheets John Rocque Link is to map held in Bibliothèque nationale de France    
1757 Parliament Street Jonathan Barker Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 162_1   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 8
1760 An actual survey of the County of Dublin John Rocque

The area covering South County Dublin is available to view here

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Cabinet 2 : Numbers 22 to 26  
1760 A new plan of Dublin Compiled for Peter Wilson Printed in Wilson's Dublin Directory 1760   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 6
1764 Plan de la Ville de Dublin Jacques-Nicholas Bellin Link is to map held in Bibliothèque nationale de France   Also available online in the David Rumsey Map Collection
1767 A new plan of Dublin Compiled for Peter Wilson Link is to map held in Dublin City Library and Archive    
1770 - 1840 Longfield Map Collection John Longfield / John Brownrigg / Thomas Murray Maps are held in the National Library of Ireland. All counties, except Kerry, are included in the collection. Dublin City & County represent more than 40% of all maps.  

The Longfield Maps in the National Library of Ireland : an Agenda for Research   This article was published by J.H. Andrews in Irish Geography, 1991

1773 A survey of the City Harbour Bay and Environs of Dublin on the same Scale as those of London Paris and Rome by John Rocque...with improvements and additions by Mr Bernard Scalé John Rocque / Bernard Scalé Link is to map held in the UCD Digital Library Cabinet 2 : Number 30  
1773 An Accurate Survey of the City and Suburbs of Dublin / by Mr. Rocque with Additions, and Improvements by Mr Bernard Scalé John Rocque / Bernard Scalé Link is to map held in Bibliothèque nationale de France     
1780 A plan of Dublin Robert Pool / John Cash Link is to map in Pool & Cash book on the Internet Archive  Cabinet 2 : Number 34 Printed in Pool and Cash's Views of the most remarkable public buildings, monuments and other edifices in the city of Dublin
1782 A plan of Dublin Samuel Byron This link is to map in Trinity College Library. Map printed for William Wilson in The gentleman's and citizen's almanack    
1782 Plan of the city of Dublin : taken from an actual survey from the Universal Scots Almanack John Robertson Link is to map held in Harvard University Library    
1790 A plan of Baggot Street John Roe Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 355_1   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 14
1790 Plan for D'Olier Street and Westmoreland Street   Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 196   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 9
1793 The Little Green [off Halston Street]   Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 242_2   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 11
1797 A plan of the City of Dublin William Faden Link is to copy held in The Library of Congress    
1798 Modern plan of the City and Environs of Dublin William M Wilson Link is to copy on MAPCO : Map And Plan Collection Online website    
1801 New plan of the City of Dublin   Map printed in Wilson's Dublin directory   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 12
1810 An accurate plan of Dublin Nathaniel Jefferys Map printed in An Englishman's descriptive account of Dublin...   Held in UCD Library Special Collections
1811 City of Dublin Thomas Campbell   Cabinet 2 : Number 37 Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 17
1811 Four Courts and surrounding properties   Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive - Wide Street Commission Map 48_1   Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 15
1812 New and improved plan of the City of Dublin William Corbet for Society of the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Link is to map held in Dublin City Library & Archive    
1816 Taylor's map of the environs of Dublin, extending 10 to 14 miles from the castle John Taylor

The area covering South County Dublin is available to view here

Select Layers and click in checkbox for Taylor's map

Cabinet 2 : Number 40 Extract enlarged and centred on the City is reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 18
1818 Plan of Dublin    Link is to map on the Internet Archive in History of the city of Dublin, from the earliest accounts to the present time, by Warburton, Whitelaw and Walsh, published 1818    Held in UCD Library Special Collections
1821 Map of the County of Dublin William Duncan

Published on 8 sheets. The area covering South County Dublin is available to view here

Select Layers and click in checkbox for Duncan's map

Cabinet 2 : Numbers 42-47 Colour extract enlarged and centred on the City is reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 19
1822 Cooke's royal map of Dublin J Cooke

Link is to map available via Old Maps Online

Colour map which includes vignettes of many Dublin buildings.

  Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Map number 20
1836 Dublin Drawn by W.B. Clarke for Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 

Link is to map in David Rumsey Map Collection

Includes drawings of 14 of the principal buildings in Dublin

Cabinet 2 : Number 49  
1837 The environs of Dublin Drawn by B.R. Davies for Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge Link is to map in David Rumsey Map Collection Cabinet 2 : Number 51  
1843 Dublin Ordnance Survey

Link is to OSi free map viewer which includes Dublin first edition 6inch (1:10,560) maps.

 

  Further information about the first edition 6inch mapping series is available here
1846 City of Dublin    A bird's eye-view of Dublin. This panoramic view was published with the Illustrated London News Cabinet 2 : Number 54 Reproduced in Dublin Part 3, 1756 to 1847 (Irish Historic Town Atlas, no. 26), 2014, Dublin, Royal Irish Academy. Plate number 10
1847 Dublin City Ordnance Survey

Link is to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) 19th Century Historical Maps collection in the UCD Digital Library. See section 6.1

33 maps of Dublin city (covers area between the canals) published at scale of 5 feet to 1 mile

Cabinet 2 : Numbers 70 to 102  
1850 The environs of Dublin  Drawn by B.R. Davies for Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Link is to map held in UCD Digital Library

Published by Edward Stanford

   
1853 The environs of Dublin Drawn by B.R. Davies for Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Link is to map held in Harvard University Library.

Published by George Cox

   
1855 Fraser's map of Dublin & environs Ordnance Survey Link is to map held in UCD Digital Library    
1859 Fraser's map of Dublin and environs with street references Ordnance Survey Link is to map held in UCD Digital Library    
1864 Dublin City Ordnance Survey

Link is to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) 19th Century Historical Maps collection in the UCD Digital Library. See section 6.1. 

33 maps of Dublin city (covers area between the canals) published at scale of 5 feet to 1 mile

Cabinet 2 : Numbers 70 to 102  
1860s/ 1870s Dublin Parish Maps Ordnance Survey Originally published at 15 inches to 1 mile. Colour maps. Richview Workroom. Search for parish name via UCD Library catalogue Approx 80 individual parishes available. Parishes are shown on this map of County Dublin published in the Memorial Atlas of Ireland published by L.J. Richards & Company of Philadelphia, 1901
1860s to 1890s Dublin Suburbs Ordnance Survey

Link is to Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) 19th Century Historical Maps collection in the UCD Digital Library. See section 6.2.

Maps published at scale of 5 feet to 1 mile

   
1874 to 1898 Thom's Map of the City of Dublin and its environs Ordnance Survey

Link is to 9 copies held in UCD Digital Library

Published in Thom's Almanac. The 1890 map shows the boundaries for the Dublin townships.

   
1883 Plan of the city of Dublin Letts, Son & Co Link is to copy in David Rumsey Map Collection    
1893 Insurance Plan of the City of Dublin Maps GOAD Link is to maps held in British Library. 20 maps published at scale 1:480    
1907 New map of the City of Dublin and its environs M.H. Gill & Sons Link is to map held in UCD Digital Library. Tram routes shown in red.    
1906 to 1909 Dublin Ordnance Survey  Link is to OSi free map viewer which includes Dublin 25inch (1:2,500) maps.  

Further information about the 25inch mapping series is available here

           

 

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