Maps, plans and surveys of Irish fortications.
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|Notes:||MS 3137 was presented to the National Library by the Library at Kilkenny Castle. Originally a large volume, this series is now a set of unbound maps, plans and surveys. MS 3137 seems to be the original set produced by Thomas Phillips and presented by Lord Dartmouth to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. 28 sheets bear the signature 'Thomas Phillips'. 14 of the sheets exhibit 'pricking', a means by which exact originals would have been produced from this set of maps. Titles inscribed on verso of each sheet in brown iron gall ink. |
Thomas Phillips submitted his survey recommendations to George Legge, 1st Lord Dartmouth, former Governor of Portsmouth, and Master General of the Ordnance. Lord Dartmouth had proposed that Commissioners be sent from England to Ireland to survey the stores and forts with a view to securing the Kingdom of Ireland against attack or invasion. Thomas Phillips' Irish survey was submitted by Lord Dartmouth to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormond. The Lord Lieutenant submitted the survey to the Privy Council in 1685, but the proposals were not implemented.
Physical description: 45 sheets.
Finding Aids: Finding aid available: NLI Collection List No. 157
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