Dublin Delineated

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  • Book cover: Dublin DelineatedTitle: Dublin Delineated
  • Author: Dublin City Public Libraries
  • Size: 22cm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32pp., 26 plates
  • Price: €25
  • Publisher: Dublin City Public Libraries, 2006
  • ISBN: 0946841837


Full title: Dublin delineated in twenty-six views of the principal public buildings, accompanied by concise descriptions of each; with an itinerary, and new plan of the city, pointing out the leading streets, and principal objects of attraction.

Dublin Delineated was first published in 1831 and it went into several editions between that year and 1843. This facsimile is based on the 1834 edition, printed for W. F. Wakeman in D'Olier Street. It includes 26 finely engraved plates drawn by the celebrated artists George Petrie, R.H.A. and W.H. Bartlett, and the engraved map of the city, especially drawn for the 1831 edition, is used for the endpapers. Originally copies were bound in watered silk or in half leather on marbled boards. The cover of the facsimile edition replicates a binding in quarter leather on marbled boards.

Aimed at the visitor to the city, the stated objective of Dublin delineated in twenty-six views was to celebrate the city as it was in the 1830s, highlighting important buildings and monuments and offering a tour of the most interesting places which could be seen "in the course of a few hours". Contemporary views of Trinity College, the Custom House, Dublin Castle, the Royal Exchange (now City Hall), Nelson's Pillar, the Rotunda and Bank of Ireland are included, as well as lesser known views of the cloth mart and Queen's Bridge and the King's Bridge with the Royal Barracks (now Collins Barracks) in the background. Detailed descriptions are given of each view, full of interesting facts and figures.

How to Order

Complete the Publications Order Form (PDF, 150KB, cannot access pdf?) and send, together with remittance, to:

Dublin City Public Libraries,
Development Office (Publications),
Dublin City Library & Archive,
138-144 Pearse Street,
Dublin 2.
email: dublinpubliclibraries@dublincity.ie

Payment is accepted by the following methods: Irish postal money order or cheque drawn on an Irish bank.