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A Coloured Plan or Bird's Eye View of Carrickfergus

A Coloured Plan or Bird's Eye View of Carrickfergus

Cartographer: Lythe, Robert

Medium: Ink and tempera on parchment

Date: 1612

Shelfmark: Cotton Augustus I.ii

Item number: f.41

Genre: Manuscript Map

This is a plan of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland. It is a 1612 copy of a plan drawn by Robert Lythe in 1567. The draughtsman has signed and dated the plan ‘John Dunstall pinxit 1612’. Pictorial in style, the map shows the improvements to the defences of the town which include the construction of a pier to form a harbour.

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