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A Large, Elegant Map of Ireland in English
SENEX, J. [London, 1720]
A New Map of Ireland….
22 ¾ x 19 ¼ inches.
Original color refreshed; excellent condition.
John Senex’s large folio map of Ireland, in a beautiful example with a bold strike and rich hand color. The map shows Ireland’s counties, cities and towns, waterways and loughs as expected, but includes more unusual information as well, such as the pilgrimage site of Saint Patrick’s Purgatory in County Donegal and the famous salmon fishery in County Mayo. Regarding Lough Neagh, the map informs us, “This Lough turns Wood especially Holly into Stone.” (The legend has its roots in the discovery of petrified wood in and around the lake.)