Friday, March 17, 2017

Ireland Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

St. Patrick’s Home:  Ireland Maps in Bracken Library

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) has extensive cartographic resources about Ireland.  The collection includes convenient travel maps of Dublin and other cities, geological maps of Ireland, rivers, peat maps, glacial landforms, fishing resources, and cultural maps depicting Irish family names and coats of arms.

Historical maps of Ireland are also available in the GRMC and from the Atlas Collection.  Atlas of Irish History was published by Methuen and includes maps about invasions of Ireland (above, click to enlarge), battle sites, and historic families.  Atlas of Ireland was published by the Irish National Committee for Geography.  This atlas includes maps about soils, geomorphology, flora and fauna, manufacturing, settlement and population maps, and society and culture.

The Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library also includes Atlas of the Great Irish Famine, Frommer’s Road Atlas, The Ordnance Survey Road Atlas of Ireland, Blaeu’s Atlas of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, and an atlas called The Hennessy Brandy Dublin Street Finder.  Atlases circulate for 28 days or longer.

The GRMC created a cartographic guide for finding resources in the Libraries.  Users can also access the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository and Cardinal Scholar for more maps of Ireland.

For more information, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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