Meenadreen Townland/ County Donegal. Surveyed 1828. Mullin-alauphy Townland – modern spelling Mullanalamphry /County Donegal. Surveyed 1811.

These extracts from Volume 3 are typical examples of the presentation of manuscript maps within the collection especially the social information which they convey. Both are from the original manuscripts.

The majority of the maps are not wholly artistic but are most emphatically factual and informative.  Variant place names spelling occur repeatedly .  Simultaneously, revelations of accuracy in the surveyor’s triangular measurements, illustrate a surplus of mathematical skill and endevour.

An introduction to some of the 18th century manuscript town land estate maps are: Darney, Killybegs, Point, Munteneese, Lough Erne, Tullygay, Ennishmackadurn, Edrim.

All the maps are unique in the sense that they have never before been recorded in any repository and remain in a private collection.

Other examples of extracts from the collection:

Lisnaskea 1826. Earliest map of this town in Fermanagh

Solomon Conaghan-Castlefin Estate 1832

Drumnahoe 1792 Co. Tyrone

The Canal Proposal 1821 (by Killally) for the Earl of Blessingtonwidth

Cornwallis map Antrim 1798 /Note Moravian Society

Multin 1820 Donegal

Mc Ginley of Kilmackloo 1798 Donegal

Knockbrack 1838 Donegal

Dunwiley 1811 Donegal

Darney 1830 Donegal

Corveen 1820 Donegal

Edrim Glebe 1830 Donegal

Lettermore 1838 Donegal

Drumconnor 1827 Donegal

Drum Hill, Ballymacool Estate 1811 Donegal