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Marcus Ward: Plan of the City of Belfast

Map: IRE2026
Cartographer: Marcus Ward
Title: Plan of the City of Belfast
Date: 1896
Published: Belfast
Width: 35 inches / 89 cm
Height: 42 inches / 107 cm
Map ref: IRE2026
Separately issued folding wall map of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Showing the newly extended parliamentary and municipal boundaries as of 1896.

This spectacular wall map of the city was issued by Marcus Ward and Co. in Belfast. The basis for the plan was provided by the Ordnance Survey and the new boundaries were added at the printing works. Marcus Ward and Co. were established as a publisher and printer in the early 19th century but became better known for illustrated greeting cards as well as children’s books. The art director of the firm in the late 19th century was the artis and designer Thomas Crane. He was also the elder brother to another renowned artist and map maker, Walter Crane who was also employed by Marcus Ward and Co.

Printed colour. SL [IRE2026]