In medias res : the Ulysses maps, a Dublin odyssey / David Lilburn.

Lilburn, David, 1950- [Browse]
Visual material
Special limited edition of prints.
  • [Limerick, Ireland] : Published by Tabula Press, Ireland, [2006]
  • Dublin, Ireland : Stoney Road Press, [2006]
  • ©2007
7 unnumbered sheets : color maps ; 105 x 70 cm on sheet 120 x 83 cm or smaller + e broadside (45 x 33 cm)


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Suite of seven large intaglio drypoint prints mapping the real and imaginary city of Dublin depicted on June 16, 1904, in James Joyce's Ulysses. Covers the area from Phoenix Park in the west to Howth in the north east and from Glasnevin in the north to Bray in the south east.
  • Title, copyright date, printer, publisher and edition information taken from letterpress broadside edition statement which accompanies the sheets.
  • "The edition was printed by Stoney Road Press, Dublin, Ireland"--Broadside.
  • Princeton copy 1 Special limited edition, number 8/10.
  • As part of a centenary celebration of Bloomsday, the Office of Public Works commissioned "In Medias Res" for the exhibition "James Joyce and Ulysses at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin," June 16, 2004 to May 10, 2006. The suite of seven intaglio drypoint zinc plates was executed in 2004 and printed in one copy that year. The plates were subsequently printed in 2006 in a limited edition of ten sets.
  • "Each drypoint was hand-printed on an etching press from zinc plates on 350GSM, natural, Hahnemuhle etching paper, with occasional additions of chine collé and watercolour hand-applied by the artist."--Broadside.
  • Each map is numbered at bottom edge, with the title of the map and signature of the artist in pencil, and, at the far right edge, embossed with a circular stamp of "Tabula Press Ireland."
  • Phoenix Park (530 x 633 mm) on sheet 680 x 760 mm; The Quays (635 x 1045 mm) on sheet 785 x 1170 mm; O'Connell Street (1047 x 694 mm) on sheet 1200 x 830 mm; Eccles Street (693 x 988 mm) on sheet 845 x 1110 mm; Loop Bridge (930 x 538 mm) on sheet 1080 x 660 mm; Howth (425 x 495 mm) on sheet 580 x 620 mm; Coastline (535 x 1045 mm) on sheet 690 x 1170 mm.
Phoenix Park -- The Quays -- O'Connell Street -- Loop Bridge -- Eccles Street -- Coastline -- Howth.
Other title(s)
  • Ulysses maps
  • Dublin odyssey
  • Coastline
  • Eccles Street
  • Howth
  • Loop Bridge
  • O'Connell Street
  • Phoenix Park
  • Quays
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