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Mapping, measurement and metropolis : how land surveyors shaped eighteenth-century Dublin /
Finnian Ó Cionnaith.
imprint
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press Ltd, c2012.
description
xxiv, 246 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
184682348X (hbk.), 9781846823480 (hbk.)
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imprint
Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press Ltd, c2012.
isbn
184682348X (hbk.)
9781846823480 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8663575
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-239) and index.
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This text charts the exceptional impact that a small group of land surveyors had on the development of Dublin city during the 18th century.
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This book charts the exceptional impact that a small group of land surveyors had on the development of Dublin city during the 18th century. Written with unique technical insight, the book examines an industry that was simultaneously a mixture of art, science, and business, which left the city with a diverse and vibrant cartographic heritage. The city's practitioners ranged from professionals and artists to frauds and rogues. Dublin's land surveyors dealt with the city's richest lords and its poorest tenants, providing the images onto which some of the most interesting and important stories of 18th-century Dublin are told. Despite these surveyors' relatively small numbers, they played a unique and fundamental role in shaping Dublin into what it is today.

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