Resources: Rocque’s Survey of Dublin 1757

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:Detail the harbour from Rocques survey of the city, harbour, bay and environs

The map has a really high resolution so you can zoom right in and see every detail:Detail 2, survey of the city, harbour, bay and environs of Dublin

Detail of Kildare House:Detail of Kildare House from Rocques survey of the city, harbour, bay and environs of Dublin

 Detail of the Barracks:Detail of the Barracks, Rocques survey of the city, harbour, bay and environs

 There is even a miniature version of Speed’s 1610 map of the city:Detail - survey of the city, harbour, bay and environs of Dublin