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Cork/Corcaigh: Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 31

Cork/Corcaigh: Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 31

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This new historical atlas of Cork will explore the city from its origins to the present day. The emergence of Cork from a monastic settlement on a marshland site through to the thriving city we know today is explained in a thoroughly researched text, illustrated with newly created thematic maps, early views and photographs. Historic maps are reproduced on large-format pages, showing how the topography transformed through time. A gazetteer of over 13,000 sites and an accompanying essay give the detailed topographical history of the city up to c. 1900.

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas is a long-term research programme of the Royal Irish Academy. Since publication began in 1986, thirty atlases of Irish towns and cities, north and south, have been published. The atlases are produced following basic principles, making it possible to compare and contrast places with one another. Cork will join the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Galway and Limerick; and regional towns of Bandon and Youghal already covered in the Irish series; as well as over 580 European towns and cities produced as part of a wider International scheme. See for more information.

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Cork is published by the Royal Irish Academy in association with Cork City Council. Maps are produced in association with Tailte Éireann. 

Authors: H.B. Clarke, Máire Ní Laoi

Editors: H.B. Clarke, Raymond Gillespie, Michael Potterton, Ruth McManus, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

Consultant editor: Anngret Simms

Cartographic editor: Sarah Gearty

Editorial assistants: Jennifer Moore, Frank Cullen

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'...a serious publication of immense value to architects, planners and brave builders; but also a treasure-trove of luminous images for the general reader.' Thomas McCarthy, The Irish Times, 11 May 2024

'This is the kind of publication that makes a bookaholic purr.' ... 'to be treasured as an heirloom' Only superlatives will do for this outstanding production, John Kirkaldy, Books Ireland Magazine, May 2024

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