ON SURVEY AND VALUATION OF IRELAND.
65 Roscommon, by Messrs.
Edgeworth and Griffiths.
This survey has been done -Mr, trigonometrically.
The engraving has been executed in a most superior manner.
County of Down,^ scale one inch to a mile; published in 1755.
Hills drawn in
profile ; no surveyor's name to the map; it has soundings along the coast.
County of Down, by Williamson, in 1810.
Antrim, by John Lendrick, in 1780.
Kildare, by Major Alexander Taylor, in 1783.
Scale one inch and half to a mile.
Kerry, by Pelham.
Ditto, by Porter.
Wicklow, by Jacob Neville, in 1760.
Clare, by Henry Pelham, in 1787; scale one inch and half to the Irish mile.
Kilkenny has been surveyed by Mr.
David Aher in townlands.
Limerick, King's County, Donegall, Fermanagh, Monaghan, Carlow, Queen's Cqunty, Tipperary, Mayo and King's County, have all been surveyed.
Chart of Kenmare River, by William Irwin, 1749.
Murdoch M'Kenzie made a general survey of.
the whole harbours, bays and shores of Ireland, on the scale of one inch to an English mile, with general charts, in two volumes.
By the date of the variation in 1759, it appears he was engaged about 16 years.
His sailing directions are valuable; and although the outline of the coast is faulty, yet all chart-makers have continued to copy his soundings.
-Chart of Dublin Bay, by Seal and Richards, 1765.
DÂ° of the Shannon, by Cowan, 1795, two inches and a half to an Irish mile.
DÂ° of Dublin Bay, by Captain Bligh.
Several charts of the harbours on the east coast of Ireland have been published by the Fishery Board ; they were surveyed under the direction of Mr.
Nimmo, and are among the finest engraved specimens of our hydrographic surveys yet pub-lished.
Chart of Lough Derg, by Longfield and Murray.
Chart of Lough Ree.
Before leaving Dublin, to commence the territorial survey of Clare, I was anxious to examine to what extent they possessed documents of that county, in the Record Tower, Dublin Castle, where Sir William Petty's maps are kept.
I found only three baronies of the county of Clare.
I was anxious to take outlines of them, in order to compare with the surveys that were to be executed.
I found the price high, and declined.
Who was this ?â€”The
surveyor-general of land.
I however was.
permitted t$ copy a general map of Clare, in the Dublin library, from Sir William-Pettj^s coHeo?-
tion of county engraved maps.
Can you state the sum you would have been under the necessity of paying?â€”
I believe it is 65.
for a trace of the outline of each townland ; but I cannot say with certainty.
What place did the officer hold ?â€”It
was his clerk that was then in the office, which was that of the surveyor-general of lands for Ireland.
Do you know who was to receive the money ?â€”I
should suppose the surveyor-general, for his trouble in taking care of the maps.
Have any minute territorial surveys been executed of any states on the Continent ?
-^The most modern are those of Bavaria and France; the maps of Bavaria are very mifiote, extending to the measurement of each field; that of France, called the^ Cadastre, was at first carried on by valuing extensive tracts, but that had not been, found to answer.
Since 1807 it has been surveyed in minute detail; in 1820, being 13 years, one-third of each department had been surveyed.
I have one or two small maps of the survey, which I procured when in France, and which I can show.
For 13 years it cost at the rate of 120,000/.
France contain*, abojijfc, 128,000,000 of English acres, which, at the rate it has been carried on, will cost' 4,680,000/.
to complete the whole territorial survey of France, which is at #e 445.