New map added to website, Dublin City and Environs Map 1880 from Thom’s Directory.
Original is a large map – size : 72cm x 82cm (~ 28″ x 32″)
The maps covers Dublin city and parts of south and north county Dublin , from Glasnevin in the north, Islandbridge and Crumlin in the west, to Terenure and Milltown to the south. In some rural areas townland names and borders are shown.
This is a new high resolution scan, made up from 8 separate A3 images merged, and implemented in Zoomify to allow very detailed zoom, see example below – in some city areas the zoom goes slightly beyond the map print resolution.
The map data is very large, so can take a few seconds to catch up when zooming and panning
Original Map view of Ringsend bridge area
Updated zoomed in view of the same area – approx. 30cm wide on laptop screen
1880 map scans and merges
Hardware & Software used :
A3 flatbed Scanner A3 2400S Scanner with Twain Driver V3.05
Image Editors – IrfanView 4.44 64 bit , PaintShop Pro 5
Photo Editor (with Panorama processing) – Affinity Photo 1.10.1
Zoomify Converter – 2.3.2
Note : a lower resolution version of this map, split into two parts, North & South, has been available on the website for some time.