MPF1/68 Ireland, by John Goghe 1567

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Our document of the month for August is this Map of Ireland from 1567. (MPF 1/68)

Ireland is shown as 'Hibernia' in this map by John Goghe with additions by Sir William Cecil. Showing place-names, hills in relief, ships, fish, and a sea monster. Scale: about 1 inch to 16 miles. The map was extracted from the State Papers (SP 64/1) to be preserved as a flat map.


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    • 03/Aug/2019 09:25:25

    Fascinating ...

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    • 05/Aug/2019 08:01:15

    Anyone know why it is called 'The Spanish Sea' twenty years before the Spanish Armada (1588) ?

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    • 19/Sep/2019 19:47:35

    Made just before the Desmondite rebellion in Munster. No coincidence Cecil’s fingerprints are on this map. Note how little the cartographer knew about Ulster, the Gaelic stronghold until the battle of Kinsale, where the Spaniards sailed leaving their Irish allies to trek the length of the country in mid-winter. Spanish sea indeed!