Map PICTORIAL PLAN OF IRELAND
Artist/Illustrator: Drawn by Alfred E. Taylor.
Title: Esso Pictorial Plan of Ireland.
Print Method: Lithographic.
Date of Publication/Production: circa 1932.
Size: 385x285mm (15.25 x 11.25")
Provenance: Produced for Esso, The Anglo American Oil Company. See below.
A colourful and very attractive pictorial map which features a decorative cartouche and compass; a table of distances in miles. It includes a compass rose, and vignettes forming coloured sketches of landmarks and architectural features of places mentioned along the road. Plus literary quotations from Francis Sylvester Mahony - John Todhunter - Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Thomas Moore - Alfred Perceval Graves - etc. The map is suitable for framing.
Here is a list of some of the many places shown on the map:
Along the coast, Giants Causeway - Bushmills - Bally Castle - Larne - Cushendall - Carrickfergus - Bangor - Belfast - Newtownards - Portaferry - Downpatrick - Dundrum Castle - Newcastle - Kilkeel - Greenore - Dundalk - Ardee - Balbriggan - Dublin - Bray - Greystones - Wicklow - Arklow - Wexford - Saltee Isles - Waterford - Dumbrody Abbey or Dunbrody - Tramore - Dungarvan - Ardmore - Youghal - Cloyne - Cobh - Cork - Kinsale - Clonakilty - Baltimore - Skibbereen - Bantry - Glengariff - Kenmare - Waterville - Glenbeigh - Dingle - Tralee - Listowel - Kilrush - Shannon - Limerick - Ennis - Milltown Malbay - Ballyvaughan - Lisdoonvarna - Galway Bay - Galway - Oughterard - Connemara - Inishbofin - Westport - Castlebar - Lough Conn - Belmullet - Ballycastle - Killala - Ballina - The Green Mantle of the Standing Pool - Tobercurry - Sligo - Bundoran - Ballyshannon - Donegal - Killybegs - Carrick - Dunkineely - Dungloe - Aran Isle - Sheep Haven - Lough Swilly - Moville - Dunluce Castle - Coleraine - Londonderry - etc.
And in land: Lough Neagh - Portadown - Armagh - Enniskillen - Ballinamore - Roscommon - Longford - Mullinger - Trim - Athlone - Birr - Kilkenny - Limerick - Tipperary - Cavan - Formoy - Clonmel - Bantry - Skibbereen - Kinsale - Newross - Wexford - Cork - Mitchelstown - Logh Derg - Abbeyfeale - Castleislaud - etc.
Dotted around the edges are the coats of arms or seals of the following towns:
Connaught - Dublin - Ireland itself - Belfast - Ulster - Leinster - Londonderry - Cork - Munster.
The list is not necessarily exhaustive so if you are indeed looking for a particular place, feel free to confirm its presence with us.
Provenance: These maps were originally produced for Pratts Motor Oil Co. which was replaced by Esso (Anglo American Oil Co. Ltd) in the 1930s; Published by H. K. McCann Co. Ltd 109 Jermyn St London. Date estimated: 1932-36
Suitable for framing. It measures 385 x 285mm (15.25 x 11.25") plus borders, with an as published fold. It is in good condition with a little age yellowing. It is blank on the reverse apart from titles. The watermarks do NOT appear on the actual map. It originally would have been in an atlas, edge mounted so as to avoid damage to the map, and not stapled. The map will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels. Postage and packing is charged at cost.
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