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Cartographic Visual: Topographical Prints

A variety of different types of map or visual print resources.

About Topographical Prints

Collections of 18th and 19th century topographical prints containing images of landscapes, towns, cities, buildings, harbours, and monuments. Irish prints depict locations across Ireland and are arranged by county. Non-Irish prints are arranged by country and include locations in Belgium, England, Italy, Scotland, and elsewhere.

  • Dates: 1739-1896

  • Extent: 426 items

  • Content: Prints, Artwork

  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian

Finding Aid

All PDF documents are available as Word documents. Please contact specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie should this be required.

Access & Use

Items from the collection must be requested in advance.

They must be used in the Rare Books Reading Room in Special Collections & Archives.

See Special Collections & Archives' Opening Hours for the hours when this room is open.

Samples of Topographical Prints

IE BL/CV/TP/CORK/10 Carricrohane Castle–River Lee

IE BL/CV/TP/CORK/10 Carricrohane Castle–River Lee

IE BL/CV/TP/ITALY/ROME/11 St. Peter's Church

IE BL/CV/TP/ITALY/ROME/11 St. Peter's Church

IE BL/CV/TP/DUBLINCITY/39 The Four Courts, Dublin

IE BL/CV/TP/DUBLINCITY/39 The Four Courts, Dublin

IE BL/CV/TP/ENGLAND/1 Lynmouth, From the Pier

IE BL/CV/TP/ENGLAND/1 Lynmouth, From the Pier

IE BL/CV/TP/LIMERICK/3 Adare Manor

IE BL/CV/TP/LIMERICK/3 Adare Manor

IE BL/CV/TP/CORK/20 Glengariff Castle

IE BL/CV/TP/CORK/20 Glengariff Castle

IE BL/CV/TP/SCOTLAND/EDINBURGH/4 Edinburgh from the Castle

IE BL/CV/TP/SCOTLAND/EDINBURGH/4 Edinburgh from the Castle

IE BL/CV/TP/KILDARE/3 The Abbey at Castle Dermot

IE BL/CV/TP/KILDARE/3 The Abbey at Castle Dermot

Map of Irish Topographical Prints

Reprographics & Copyright

Items in the Topographical Prints Collection are out of copyright.

As many items are annotated the individual copies of each work are considered unique, therefore please fill in the appropriate form before taking photographs or scanning pages.

As some items may be fragile please check with Special Collections & Archives' staff if photography or scanning is possible.

In addition if reprographics are required for publication then permission to use the material must be sought from the Special Collections Librarian.

Opening Hours

30 December 2020- present: As per Irish Government direction from midnight 30 December 2020 all counties are placed on Level 5 under the Plan for Living with COVID-19. The advice is: Stay at home with certain exceptions.

Update: 28 January 2021: From Monday 1 February we are offering the following as alternate means of access to Special Collections & Archives:

  • Scan & Deliver for Special Collections' material including items in the Reference Reading Room, Microform and items that show Special Collections by Request / Special Collections by Appointment on the library catalogue.
  • Reprographic requests for manuscripts & archival material via specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie

Every effort will be made to fulfil scan & deliver / reprographic types of requests, but this may not always be possible due to availability, copyright restrictions, size and condition of materials.

Previous appointment services in Special Collections and Archives are unavailable during Level 5.

If you have any queries relating to our collections please email specialcollectionsarchives@ucc.ie. This email address is monitored regularly.