Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

    Date
    1694
    Creator
    Christopher Cole (Irish) , Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
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    Material
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    nature
       > landscape
    Description
    Landscape view of the Giant’s Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, showing the formation of the interlocking basalt columns. A small map of the coastline in the lower left hand corner as viewed.

    Inscribed ‘Philosophical Transcations. No: 212.’ ‘A Draught of the Gyants Causway which lyes near Pengorehead in the County of Antrim. By C: Cole: 1694.’ ‘A Draught of the coast which lyes in he district of Coleraine by Christo: Cole. 1694.’

    Illustration to An Account of the Giants Causway in the North of Ireland: By the Reverend Dr. Sam. Foley. Answers to Sir Richard Bulkeley’s queries relating to the Giant’s Causway… Some notes upon the foregoing account of the Giants Causway… by T. Molyneux. Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.18, issue 212 (August 1694) pp.170-182. The original paper without the illustration can be found in the Classified Papers of the Royal Society CLP/9i/46 and recorded into the Register Book of the Royal Society RBO/7/110.

    Samuel Foley (1655-1695) Irish clergyman, bishop of Down and Connor.

    Richard Bulkeley (1660-1710) Irish politician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1685.

    Thomas Molyneux (1661-1733) Irish physician, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1686.

    Related fellows
    Richard Bulkeley (1660 - 1710, British Irish) , Politician
    Thomas Molyneux (1661 - 1733, Irish) , Physician
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
             > Northern Ireland
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.19039
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