Tuesday 13 August 2019

Dublin 1847: City of the Ordnance Survey reprinted

ISBN: 9781908996350
To celebrate the reprint of Frank Cullen's book Dublin 1847: city of the Ordnance Survey, its publisher – Royal Irish Academy – has reduced the price to just €10. This is a very time limited offer*, so if you want to take advantage of it, place your order now. Shipping is additional: €3.30 to an address on the island; €4.50 to GB and USA.

As the title suggests, the 108-page softback, which was first published in 2015, focuses on the Ordnance Survey’s large-scale and richly detailed town plans for mid-C19th Dublin. It doesn't cover all of the city. Instead it explores 45 extracts from the maps, depicting lanes, gardens, individual houses (with numbers), lamp posts and even trees and street water pumps.

The author then considers selected features and areas of the city through these extracts, and uses other sources to discuss elements of urban life in 1847.

See this short video by the Irish Times for a fuller flavour of this popular publication.

*Offer will end on Thursday 15 August.