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    DEFINITIONS
    The more elevated waste lands, situated in the mountain district to the north and south of the valley of Scariff, being those which must be considered of a doubtful character as a theatre for improvement; but these latter views must be confined to the lands which are situated near the summits of the mountains at considerable elevations above the level of the sea.

    Devon commission, 1847
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    Detail from Cary map of Ireland, 1799.
    Above: detail from Cary map of Ireland, 1799.
    Map © Cartography Associates, from the Rumsey Collection.

    Left: detail from satellite photo (click for larger version).

    Charon (MIT Project) 1989, James Coleman ©