The Irish ordinance survey history, culture and memory – Gillian M. Doherty
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This is a cultural and intellectual history of the Ordnance Survey, which mapped Ireland from 1824 to 1846. Captain Thomas Larcom of the Survey intended to produce an encyclopedia-like series of county memoirs to accompany the maps, a great survey that would explain Ireland literally, as the maps would represent it graphically. However, only one memoir (for Templemore, County Derry) was published before the project was suspended but not before an immense amount of research had been undertaken for the whole country.