Coimbra Exhibition

17th century pictorial map of Galway

Place of OriginGalway; Ireland
Date17th century
DescriptionThe map is a bird's eye view of Galway, surrounded on three sides by water, the River Corrib in the foreground, its tributaries, and the sea. Streets and houses within the walls are depicted with accuracy. The circumstances surrounding the creation of the map are debated. One argument assumes it was drawn in 1651 in negotiations to secure military assistance from the Duke of Lorraine. Another, that it was drawn following Charles II's restoration in a campaign of the town's municipal elite to regain property.
TagsHistorical map; Galway
Dimensions600 x 891
CategoryWar & Peace
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Image LicenseCC-BY
Image Rights Holder© James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway
Photographic CreditsDigitisation Centre
Metadata RightsCC-O