Saturday, October 07, 2006

Hibernia


IN: "The whole works of Sir James Ware concerning
Ireland, revised and improved 1764"


crest or coat of arms


Irish Crown
Irish Crown [detail]


The Prospect of Limerick
'The Prospect of Limerick Bearing Due West, Exactly Shewing the
Batteries Approaches & Breach etc.' IN: "A True and Impartial History
of the Most Material Occurrences in the Kingdom of Ireland During the Two
Last Years With the Present State of Both Armies" by George Story, 1693.


The Town of Youghall
'The Town of Youghall' IN: "Pacata Hibernia ; or, A History of the Wars in Ireland,
During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth : Taken From the Original Chronicles.
Illustrated with Portraits of Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Totness; and Fac similes
of all the Original Maps and Plans" [first published 1633 by Sir Thomas Stafford] 1810.


The Tower of Ardmore
'The Tower of Ardmor[e]' IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis"
Ed. by Charles Vallancey published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


armless ancient figures
IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis" Ed. by Charles Vallancey
published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


6 ancient scenes or symbols
IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis" Ed. by Charles Vallancey
published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


amulets or jewellery
IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis" Ed. by Charles Vallancey
published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


The Harp of Brian Boromh and the Irish Crown
'The Harp of Brian Boromh and the Irish Crown' IN: "Collectanea de Rebus
Hibernicis" Ed. by Charles Vallancey published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


double-Headed Patera of Gold
'A Curious double-Headed Patera of Gold the Size of the Original Found
in Ireland' IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis" Ed. by Charles Vallancey
published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


Charter Horn
'The Charter Horn' IN: "Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis"
Ed. by Charles Vallancey published in 6 volumes between 1770-1804.


A Plan of the Lake of Kilarny in the County of Kerry
'A Plan of the Lake of Kilarny in the County of Kerry' IN: "Hibernia Curiosa. A
Letter from a Gentleman in Dublin, to his Friend at Dover in Kent. Giving a General
View of the Manners, Customs, Dispositions, &c. of the Inhabitants of Ireland.
With Occasional Observations on the State of Trade and Agriculture in that
kingdom ... Collected in a Tour through the Kingdom in the Year 1764" by John Bush.



Tortures pamphlet
'Tortures' - miscellaneous pamphlet from the 18th century.
This is included in the collection so I'm assuming it's from Ireland.


Villanova University in Pennsylvania have a collection of 108 images from old books relating to Ireland. (full set of thumbnails on a single page) Though some of the material appears to be age-deteriorated, it's great to find any material online pertaining to Ireland.

The writings of Charles Vallancey (majority of images above) on the ethnic origins of Irish peoples and theories about Irish antiquities and oriental/aryan/linguistic tropes, are worth noting particularly because they appear to have been based entirely on imagined evidence or spurious assumptions...
"George Petrie says: "It is a difficult and rather unpleasant task to follow a writer so rambling in his reasonings and so obscure in his style; his hypotheses are of a visionary nature." The Quarterly Review declares that: "General Vallancey, though a man of learning, wrote more nonsense than any man of his time, and has unfortunately been the occasion of much more than he wrote. The Edinburgh Review says: "To expose the continual error of his theory will not cure his inveterate disease. It can only excite hopes of preventing infection by showing that he has reduced that kind of writing to absurdity, and raised a warning monument to all antiquaries and philologians that may succeed him." "[source]
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