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The Natural History of Ireland (Author: Gerard Boate)

Of the situation, shape and greatness of Ireland. It's Division into Provinces and Counties: of the English Pale: The principal Towns of that Nation. Being a true and ample Description of its Situation, Greatness, Shape, and Nature. Of its Hills, Woods, Heaths, Bogs. Of its fruitful Parts and profitable Grounds, with the several ways of Manuring and Improving the same. With its Heads or Promontories, Harbours, Roads and Bays. Of its Springs and Fountains, Brooks, Rivers, Loughs. Of its Metals, Minerals, Freestone, Marble, Sea-coal, Turf, and other Things that are taken out of the Ground. And lastly, of the Nature and Temperature of its Air and Season, and what Diseases it is free from, or subject unto. Conducing to the Advancement of Navigation, Husbandry, and other profitable Arts and Professions.
Written by GERARD BOATE, late Doctor of Physick to the State in Ireland.