[Plan of Dublin]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

Pen and ink sketch of a plan of Dublin, with index of prominent locations. A fragment of printed plate representing a ship is pasted upon the River Liffey. Further smaller vessels are seen upstream.
This plan appears to be a slightly foreshortened adaptation of John Speed’s 1610 map, or the Braun & Hogenberg map (1617) derived from it. Among the differences it presents are the addition of trees in Stephen’s Green, and more houses south and south-west of that area.

Inscribed in Image

  • Text outside of boundaries of image –
    a The Castle.
    b The Colledge.
    c St Patricks.
    d St Brides.
    e St Warbers.
    f St Peters.
    g St Stevens
    h St Andrews.
    I St Stephens green called Moor fields.
    k St Owens Church
    m Bridewell
    n The Hospital
    o Dames gate
    p Newgate
    q The Bridge.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Architecture, Cities and towns
Geographical Location
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Churches, Flags, Gardens & parks, Rivers, Ships
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 16 cm x 9.4 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 5
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
Plan of Dublin