Old Map of County Antrim by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Belfast, Lisburn, Carrickfergus, Ballymena, Giant&
Old Map of County Antrim by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Belfast, Lisburn, Carrickfergus, Ballymena, Giant&
Old Map of County Antrim by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Belfast, Lisburn, Carrickfergus, Ballymena, Giant&

Old Map of County Antrim by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Belfast, Lisburn, Carrickfergus, Ballymena, Giant's Causeway

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This Old Map of Antrim by Samuel Lewis in 1844 showcases the historical boundaries of County Antrim, Ireland. It is a fascinating piece of cartographic history that offers a glimpse into the past. The map provides a detailed representation of the region, highlighting the main towns, cities, and other interesting features. Please note that some modern cities may not be present on this map, while others may appear under earlier names, adding an exciting element of discovery. The intricate details and exquisite craftsmanship of this map make it a beautiful addition to any home or office decor.

Notable features on this map include Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, which was already a thriving industrial center in 1844. Lisburn, known for its linen industry, is another prominent town depicted on the map. Carrickfergus, with its impressive castle dating back to the Norman period, adds a touch of medieval charm. Ballymena, a market town known for its connection to the Irish linen industry, is also featured. Last but not least, the iconic Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its unique basalt columns, is highlighted on this map.

Here is a list of 30 notable settlements, counties, towns, cities, and colonies that were founded before 1840 and were located within the historical boundaries of County Antrim, Ireland:

  • Belfast (1613): The capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, known for its maritime heritage and industrial prowess.
  • Lisburn (1609): Famous for its linen industry and historic architecture, including the notable Lisburn Cathedral.
  • Carrickfergus (1177): Home to Carrickfergus Castle, a well-preserved Norman fortress overlooking Belfast Lough.
  • Ballymena (1626): A market town with strong ties to the Irish linen industry and a rich cultural heritage.
  • Giant's Causeway (Legend): A natural wonder renowned for its hexagonal basalt columns, steeped in myth and folklore.
  • Antrim (9th century): The historic county town of County Antrim, with a rich history dating back centuries.
  • Larne (12th century): A coastal town and seaport known for its picturesque scenery and ferry connections to Scotland.
  • Ballycastle (early 17th century): A charming seaside town located on the northeastern coast of County Antrim.
  • Portrush (early 17th century): A popular seaside resort town with stunning beaches and renowned golf courses.
  • Newtownabbey (early 17th century): A suburban area adjacent to Belfast, offering a mix of urban amenities and natural beauty.
  • Carrickfergus Castle (1177): A well-preserved Norman castle, steeped in history and overlooking Belfast Lough.
  • Cushendun (early 19th century): A picturesque village nestled at the foot of Glendun, known for its quaint charm.
  • Glenarm (12th century): A village with a rich heritage, featuring Glenarm Castle and stunning coastal scenery.
  • Randalstown (early 17th century): A small town located on the banks of the River Maine, offering a tranquil setting.
  • Crumlin (early 17th century): A village situated on the banks of the River Crumlin, known for its historic mills.
  • Toomebridge (early 17th century): A village located on the banks of the River Bann, with a rich industrial past.
  • Ahoghill (early 17th century): A village with a strong agricultural tradition and a close-knit community.
  • Glenavy (early 17th century): A rural village known for its picturesque surroundings and historic sites.
  • Ballyclare (early 17th century): A town with a rich history, offering a mix of modern amenities and traditional charm.
  • Doagh (early 17th century): A village renowned for its rural beauty and historical significance.
  • Broughshane (early 17th century): A village often referred to as the "Garden Village of Ulster" due to its floral displays.
  • Whitehead (early 17th century): A coastal town with a rich maritime heritage and beautiful Victorian architecture.
  • Islandmagee (early 17th century): A peninsula known for its stunning coastal cliffs and scenic beauty.
  • Templepatrick (early 17th century): A village with a long history, featuring the historic Templepatrick Castle.
  • Glenravel (early 17th century): A rural area renowned for its natural beauty, including Glenariff Forest Park.
  • Dunloy (early 17th century): A village with a strong sense of community and a rich cultural heritage.
  • Clough (early 17th century): A small village nestled in the picturesque countryside of County Antrim.
  • Carnlough (early 17th century): A coastal village known for its picturesque harbor and scenic surroundings.
  • Cullybackey (early 17th century): A village with a rich history, featuring the historic Arthur Cottage.
  • Martinstown (early 17th century): A rural settlement known for its tranquil atmosphere and idyllic landscapes.

Notable boundaries, rivers, canyons, national parks, and natural phenomena in County Antrim, Ireland include:

  • River Bann: The longest river in Northern Ireland, flowing through County Antrim and offering scenic beauty.
  • River Lagan: A major river that flows through Belfast, connecting the city to Lough Neagh.
  • Glens of Antrim: A series of nine picturesque glens that cut through the Antrim Plateau, providing stunning landscapes.
  • Antrim Coast Road: A scenic coastal road that winds along the County Antrim coastline, offering breathtaking views.
  • Slemish Mountain: A prominent landmark associated with Saint Patrick, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area.
  • Cave Hill: A basaltic hill overlooking Belfast, featuring the famous Napoleon's Nose rock formation.
  • Glenariff Forest Park: A beautiful forest park located in one of the Glens of Antrim, known for its waterfalls and trails.
  • Rathlin Island: An island off the coast of County Antrim, home to diverse wildlife and rugged coastal scenery.
  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: A famous rope bridge connecting the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island, offering thrilling views.
  • The Dark Hedges: An enchanting avenue of beech trees, featured in popular TV series and known for its mystical atmosphere.

Notable historical events in County Antrim, Ireland between 1800 and 1850 include:

  • The United Irishmen Rebellion (1798): Although preceding the specified timeframe, this rebellion had a significant impact on the region, including County Antrim. It was a major uprising against British rule in Ireland, with battles and skirmishes occurring throughout the country.
  • Industrialization and the growth of Belfast: The early 19th century witnessed the rapid industrialization of Belfast, transforming it into a major center for shipbuilding, linen production, and trade. This period marked the city's rise as an industrial powerhouse.
  • Famine and emigration: The Great Famine (1845-1852) had a devastating impact on Ireland, including County Antrim. The failure of the potato crop led to widespread hunger, disease, and mass emigration, as people sought better opportunities elsewhere.

Please note that the information provided is based on historical records and may be subject to interpretation and further research.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 16x20in (40.5x51cm) version of this map.

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Please note the unframed 24x30in (61x76cm) map has white edges around the map. These edges can help you with framing, or if you don’t need them they are very easy to snip off with scissors. All other maps, including the framed maps, look exactly like the listing images.

If you’re looking for something slightly different, check out my main collection of UK and Ireland maps.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

This map is available as a giclée print on acid free archival matte paper, or you can buy it framed. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that suits most aesthetics. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame colour or material. My frames are glazed with super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite), which is significantly less reflective than glass, safer, and will always arrive in perfect condition.

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My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/200gsm. It's perfect for framing.

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Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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