If you have a bit of time to spare today, you should check out John Rocque’s A Survey of the City, Harbour, Bay and Environs of Dublin (London, 1757) available to view and download on Gallica. For anyone not already familiar with Gallica, it is a resource that provides access to documents digitized by the Bibliothèque nationale de France and partner libraries.
I’ve spent far too long zooming in on some of the wonderful details of this map. Here are a few screenshots to tempt you to go to the Gallica site and take a closer look…
Detail of the harbour:
The map has a really high resolution so you can zoom right in and see every detail:
Detail of Kildare House:
Detail of the Barracks:
There is even a miniature version of Speed’s 1610 map of the city: