Rare birds-eye view of Dublin
By HEFFERNAN, D. Edward , 1861

Dublin in 1861.

British Isles Ireland
  • Author: HEFFERNAN, D. Edward
  • Publication place: Dublin
  • Publisher: Published, By D. Edward Heffernan, Civil Engineer, 12, Charleville Road, Rathmines
  • Publication date: 1861.
  • Physical description: Lithograph map, list of historical events, vignette views of the city at each corner, and 32 vignette views of the city to boarders.
  • Dimensions: 630 by 940mm. (24.75 by 37 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1931


Oval vignettes to each of the corners displaying views of the city from Phoenix Park, Killakee, the Bay and the Royal Hospital. Surrounding the map 32 slightly smaller oval views of the principal buildings of the city, including Trinity College, the General Post Office and the Bank of Ireland amongst others. Some minor abrading and cracking to the thick paper, the india paper generally not affected save for a small section to the lower edge, the map area very good. A lovely map. The plan would appear to be rare. There is a copy in British Library, but seemingly not in the National Library of Ireland and no copies traced in auction records. This example compares favourably with the BL copy, in that theirs is dissected, mounted onto linen and folded with some consequent offsetting. The BL copy also somewhat soiled, whilst this example really quite fresh. Both examples printed on india paper and mounted on thick paper.