The most significant collection of maps of Irish interest in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library is that of George Carew, Lord President of Munster at the beginning of the 17th century (MS 1209). This collection contains nearly 70 maps and is one of the largest sets of original Tudor and early Stuart maps of Ireland surviving anywhere. They are known collectively as the “Hardiman Atlas” after their first cataloguer, James Hardiman. It’s housed at Trinity College, Dublin.

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